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Quad bike killer jailed for 18 years for murdering teen in Holme Wood

Rehees Mehmood's killer was given life in jail with a minimum of eighteen years for causing his death.

The man who caused the death of an 18-year-old in Holme Wood last year has been sentenced in court.

Jordan Glover, 26, has been found guilty and given a life sentence with a minimum of eighteen years and 46 days before the chance of parole for causing the death of Rahees Mehmood.

Jordan Glover must serve a minimum of eighteen years for causing the death of Mr Mehmood. Image: West Yorkshire Police.

Mr Mehmood, who was a passenger on the Pillion quadbike, died from catastrophic brain injuries when Mr Glover drove into the vehicle they were riding on in Holme Wood last year.

The driver of the bike survived the collision but sustained serious traumatic injuries.

The jury at Bradford Crown Court heard that the killing was related to ongoing “gang rivalries” on the estate.

The court heard that Mr Glover deliberately chased the pair going upwards of 65mph in a silver car along a busy road before deliberately ramming the back of the quad bike and fleeing the scene.

Rahees Mehmood was described as being “well-liked” in the community by his mum. Image: West Yorkshire Police.

At the beginning of the trial, prosecutor Jason Pitter QC told the jury that tensions were high on the estate in the summer of last year.

He alleged that an earlier incident in which a parked Volkswagen Golf had been extensively damaged was linked to what happened minutes later, when Mr Glover set off after the quad bike, driving in a “determined, dangerous and deliberate way” at speeds of up to 65mph.

He then deliberately drove into the back of the quad bike with the intention of driving it off the road.

A shocking video released by West Yorkshire Police shows Mr Glover chasing the vehicle Mr Mehmood was in.

In a victim impact statement Mr Mahmood’s mother, Sarah Briggs, said her son had been well-liked by people in the community and the family were going through pain and trauma she never thought possible.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson said: “There are no winners in this case. An 18-year-old man lost his life with devastating consequences for his family and friends and a 24-year-old man will be spending a minimum of 18 years in prison.

“I hope this serves as a stark warning to other young men in the Holmewood area who might be engaging in petty damage, assaults, dangerous driving or anti-social behaviour that sometimes it can have serious and deadly consequences.”


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