Friday 15 November 2019

Husband who murdered his heavily pregnant wife jailed for a minimum of 25 years

Amy Murphy

The family of a pregnant mother who was murdered by her "dangerous" husband have described their pain at knowing her children will grow up without parents.

Tariq Khan, 27, was jailed for a minimum of 25 years today for the murder of Nadia Khan and the destruction of her unborn child.

Mrs Khan, 24, was found with fatal stab wounds at a house in Holker Street, Manningham, Bradford, on June 14.

Khan, from Bradford, admitted murder, child destruction and assault by beating at an earlier hearing and was jailed for life at Bradford Crown Court today, court officials said.

In a statement released after the sentencing, Mrs Khan's family said they hoped Khan would spend the rest of his life in jail.

They said: "Nadia was a caring daughter and sister, as well as a loving mother, and it kills us that her children will grow up without a mum and dad.

"Tariq Khan has caused us a lot of pain and we hope he stays in jail for the rest of his life, as his sentence can never be enough for what he has done.

"We would like to thank everyone who has been there for us, including the police and their family liaison officers who have given us great support at this very sad time."

Detective Chief Inspector Mark McManus, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "Khan was clearly a very dangerous man and the community of Manningham is a safer place with him behind bars.

"Our condolences remain with Nadia's family and friends and we hope they can find some comfort in the sentence he has received today."

Read more here: Man admits murdering his pregnant wife and destroying unborn child 

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