A 74-year-old man appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in central London on Thursday wearing a blue and white tracksuit jacket accused of murdering PC Sharon Beshenivsky 18 years ago.
Piran Ditta Khan was extradited from Pakistan by West Yorkshire Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in connection with the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky in Bradford in 2005. He has now been charged over the 2005 shooting of PC Beshenivsky
Piran Ditta Khan, was arrested by Pakistani Police in January 2020 and was remanded into custody to appear before court.
He is also charged with robbery, two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon.
PC Beshenivsky had been a police officer for only nine months when she was killed in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
The mother of three children and two stepchildren, was shot dead as she and a colleague, PC Teresa Milburn, responded to an alarm at a travel agent in Morley Street, Bradford, on 18 November 2005.
PC Milburn was also seriously injured but survived.
Mr Khan is charged with robbery of a quantity of cash from Mohammed Yousaf, the owner of the travel agent.
He is also accused of possessing a Mac 10 machine gun, which it is alleged had been modified to fire in a burst with one pull of the trigger, and a 9mm handgun.
Three men were found guilty of murdering PC Beshenivsky in 2007, along with two convicted of manslaughter and a sixth man found guilty of robbery.