M62 shooting: Man denies gun charges

THE driver of a car in which a passenger was shot dead by police marksmen has denied firearms offences. 

Moshin Amin, 30, faces three charges relating to the incident in which Mohammed Yassar Yaqub was shot dead at Ainley Top, near junction 24 of the M62, on January 2.

Amin, previously of Broomer Street, Ravensthorpe but now living at a bail address in Manchester, denied two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and one of possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life during a hearing at Leeds Crown Court.

On one count, Amin is charged “together with Yassar Yaqub” that he had in his possession a handgun less than 30cm in length with intent to endanger life or to enable another to endanger life.

Count two relates to the possession of a silencer with Yassar Yaqub. Count three relates to the possession of 11 9mm rounds with Yassar Yaqub.

A trial date was set for December 4 but the court was told this was subject to change.

David Brook, prosecuting, said the investigation was around three months behind schedule because of delays caused by a separate investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Comm-ission (IPCC).

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