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Last Updated: Thursday, 20 May, 2004, 15:45 GMT 16:45 UK
Three jailed for attempted murder
Emaan Altaf (left) and Asad Hussain
Emaan Altaf and Asad Hussain were convicted along with a 16-year-old
Two Nottingham men and a youth have been jailed for a total of 50 years for attempted murder and firearms offences.

They were found guilty of the attempted murder of Ishrat Khan in Sneinton, Nottingham, in October 2003.

Asad Hussain, 22, from Bobbersmill, was given 20 years, and Emaan Altaf, 27, from Sneinton Dale, got 19 years. A 16-year-old boy was jailed for 11 years.

Mr Khan, 30, was shot sitting in his car after occupants in another car told him to get out and he refused to do so.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Waterfield, who led the investigation, said: "These are substantial sentences that have been given out today.

"Four lives have been ruined through gun crime - you've got the person who was subjected to the shooting and you've got three, relatively young, people who are facing a substantial term of imprisonment.

"And I'm hoping this really going to send out a deterrent message."


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