A man from Bradford who fled to Pakistan after murdering two men was handed a life sentence yesterday.
Mohammed Zubair was given a minimum term of 32 years for the murders of Shahbzada Muhammed Imran and Ahmedin Sayed Khyel, whose bodies were found in New Lane, Tong in May 2011.
Zubair, now aged 36, flew to Pakistan soon afterwards and remained there until May last year, when extradition proceedings brought him back to the UK, where he was charged with the murders of Mr Imran and Mr Khyel, who were aged 27 and 35 respectively at the time of their deaths.
He was found guilty of killing both men by a jury at Bradford Crown Court earlier this week.
Speaking after Zubair had been sentenced, Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, said:
"I would firstly like to thank the Pakistani authorities, who have played a crucial role in this investigation by arresting Zubair and ensuring his extradition back to the UK to face justice.
His victims, Shahbzada Muhammed Imran and Ahmedin Sayed Khyel, were brutally murdered and I hope their families will finally have some comfort knowing that their killer is now facing a life sentence. I hope this case sends out a message that West Yorkshire Police will use all available methods to bring dangerous men like Zubair to justice, wherever in the world they might be."