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Man extradited over 2011 Bradford double murder

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Image caption The bodies of Imran Khan and Ahmedin Khyel were found on a country lane near Bradford in 2011

A man has been extradited from Pakistan and charged with the murders of two men who were discovered dead near Bradford five years ago.

The badly beaten bodies of Imran Khan, 27, and Ahmedin Khyel, 35, were found on the side of the road in New Lane, Tong, in May 2011.

Mohammed Zubair, 36, has been held in custody in Pakistan since 2013.

It was the first time in more than 10 years a suspect had been extradited to the UK from the country, police said.

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Image caption Mohammed Zubair was extradited from Pakistan and charged with murder

Mr Zubair appeared at Bradford Magistrates' Court earlier where he was remanded in custody to appear before the city's crown court on Friday.

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A man was convicted of manslaughter in 2012 over the deaths and jailed for 10 years.

Sabir Hussain, of Wensleydale Road, Bradford, went on trial accused of murder but was cleared of those charges.

Image caption The men's bodies were found on New Lane, Tong

Det Supt Simon Atkinson said: "After five years, West Yorkshire Police has managed to arrange the extradition of Mohammed Zubair, who has been held in custody in Pakistan since November 2013.

"I would like to praise the Pakistani authorities for their assistance and endeavours in not only securing his arrest, but also ensuring his extradition back to the UK."

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