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Man admits sheltering Pc killer
Muzzaker Shah
Muzzaker Shah was on police bail at the time of the murder
A man has pleaded guilty to helping a gang leader while he was being hunted for the murder of Bradford police officer Sharon Beshenivsky.

On the first day of his trial at Leeds Crown Court, Hewan Gordon admitted giving accommodation to Muzzaker Shah.

Gordon, 36, of Alexandra Road, Newport, Gwent, was granted bail and will be sentenced at a date to be fixed.

Shah, 25, has been ordered to serve at least 35 years in jail for Pc Beshenivsky's murder in November 2005.

Gordon will be sentenced alongside Adrian Robinson, 24, from the Grahame Park estate in Colindale, north London, who admitted providing Shah with accommodation at an earlier hearing.

The men sheltered Shah between 25 November and 13 December 2005.

In December Shah was convicted at Newcastle Crown Court of the murder of Pc Beshenivsky during a robbery at the Universal Travel Agents on Morley Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, on 18 November 2005.

After Gordon pleaded guilty, Judge Stephen Ashurst told him: "Before you leave court I want you to understand, Mr Gordon, that the fact that I am adjourning your case and allowing you bail is not to be taken by you as any promise or indication as to any sentence you may receive when you return to court."


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