Four charged over rush hour shooting

Shooting in Leicester Road, Luton

Shooting in Leicester Road, Luton


Four men have been charged in connection with a rush hour shooting in Luton and will appear in court today.

Sajed Hussain, 31, from Portland Road, Luton has been charged with conspiracy to murder and Mohammed Shazhad Mahroof, 28, from Selbourne Road, Luton has been charged with making threats to kill and conspiracy to murder.

The charges relate to an incident when Atif Ali, 27, was shot on his way to work, following a collision at the junction of Leicester Road and Dunstable Road on May 20 last year.

Atif’s family and Beds Police made an appeal for information on BBC’s Crimewatch in October last year.

His brother Amjid Ali also held a press conference in July (pictured) to make a heartfelt plea for people to come forward with information.

Mark O’Neil, 40, from Lansbury Drive, Hayes, Middlesex and Bernard Pillay, 41, from Campion Close, Hillingdon, Uxbridge have both been charged with conspiracy to murder.

All four have been remanded in to custody and will appear before Luton Magistrate’s Court today.

A 40-year-old man has been released on police bail pending further investigations.




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