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10 Years On, Detectives Hunt For Taxi Driver's Killer

Ricardo Linton

Mohammed Basharat was shot dead in Bradford in October 2001.

Ten years after a taxi driver was murdered on the streets of Bradford, West Yorkshire Police are today calling on the public to come forward with more information.

In October 2001 a lone gunman shot Mohammed Basharat at Little Horton Private Hire Taxis, Park Lane.

It is believed the killing was as a result of Mr Basharat being involved in a road traffic incident the day before in the Park Lane area of Little Horton, Bradford.

Steve Snow a Senior Detective in the case said: "Ricardo Linton lived in the Little Horton and Girlington areas of Bradford. He also went by the alias Wayne Alfonso MacDonald and the nickname 'Teddy'. It is known that he often frequented the Young Lions Club on Lumb Lane Bradford.

"When Linton (Teddy) initially arrived in the UK from Jamaica, he was living in the Elephant & Castle area of London, before moving to Bradford.

"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.

"Whilst Linton is of significant interest to the enquiry, we still want people to come forward, as they may hold some vital clues, which may help bring some conclusion to the family of Mr Basharat.

"Anyone associated with this man who didn't come forward at the time of the incident is asked to contact Police to assist us with our enquiries.

"Ten years on, we are as committed as we were in October 2001 to see this enquiry through to a conclusion."

People with information are asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 01924 334640.

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