A man has been extradited from Pakistan wanted in connection with the murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky in Bradford in 2005.

Piran Ditta Khan, aged 74, was arrested by Pakistani Police in January 2020.

Earlier today (Wednesday, 12 April) he was brought back to a police station in West Yorkshire and formally charged with six offences.

He’s been charged with murder, robbery, two counts of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon.

PC Sharon Beshenivsky aged 38, was killed outside a travel agency in Bradford in 2005 while responding to an armed robbery call.

She had only been an officer for nine months when she was shot in the chest on what was her youngest daughter’s fourth birthday.

Her shift partner, PC Teresa Milburn, was also shot but survived.

Khan has been remanded into custody to appear before Westminster magistrates tomorrow. (Thursday, 13 April)

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said; “West Yorkshire Police are grateful to the National Crime Agency, the Pakistani Authorities and the CPS for their invaluable assistance in this matter.”