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Accused man 'had fake passport'

Pc Ian Broadhurst was shot and killed on Boxing Day 2003

A doorman accused of shooting dead a police officer and injuring two colleagues entered the UK on a false passport, a court has heard.

David Bieber, of Springwood Road, Leeds, arrived in the UK by boat on September 26 1996 using the alias of Nathan Wayne Coleman, the court heard.

The trial at Newcastle Crown Court was adjourned until Monday when the defence is expected to open its case.

Mr Bieber denies one charge of murder and two of attempted murder.

Permanent residency

The court heard that immigration officials recorded that Mr Coleman, a US citizen, entered the UK via the port of Ramsgate.

He was given six months' leave to remain in the country as a tourist which was later extended until Mr Bieber married his then wife, Denise, in March 1997.

A year later he was granted permanent residency after marrying Denise Horsley in Kendal, Cumbria. Four-and-a-half years later she petitioned for divorce.

A decree absolute was announced at York County Court on May 5, 2002.

Stolen car

The details emerged in a series of agreed admissions with the defence that the prosecution made to the court.

The court heard that the black BMW 316 recovered from the scene of the shooting in Dib Lane had been stolen a year earlier.

Pc Broadhurst, 34, was killed and his colleague Pc Neil Roper, 45, seriously injured in the shooting in Leeds on Boxing Day 2003.

A third officer, Pc James Banks, 27, escaped injury after a bullet struck his radio.

The defendant also denies possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and possessing 200 9mm bullet pistol cartridges.

He has admitted possessing 298 9mm bullet cartridges without a firearms certificate.

The trial is due to resume on Monday.

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