Leeds & West Yorkshire

Renewed appeal over Bradford taxi murder in 2001

Detectives investigating the murder of a Bradford taxi driver more than 10 years ago have made a renewed appeal for information.

Mohammed Basharat, 33, was shot by a lone gunman on 20 October, 2001, at the offices of the Little Horton taxi firm.

The main suspect is a Jamaican national called Ricardo Linton, who was living in Bradford at the time, but is now in jail in the US.

Police want to hear from anyone who associated with Mr Linton.

West Yorkshire Police said it was believed the killing was as a result of Mr Basharat being involved in a crash the day before.

Fled country

Detectives said Mr Linton, who went by the alias Wayne Alfonso MacDonald and the nickname Teddy, lived in the Little Horton and Girlington areas of Bradford.

Police said he often frequented the Young Lions Club on Lumb Lane.

Steve Snow, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "Linton has been traced and is currently serving a custodial sentence in the USA for other matters, but we would like to speak to anyone who has any information about his activity when he arrived in the UK in June 2001 before fleeing the country for his native Jamaica."

He said police still wanted people to come forward as they may hold some vital clues.

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