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12 April 2012, 17:42
Three men have been found guilty of shooting a taxi driver three times at his home in Reading last year.
Imran Khan, 34, from Wickham Road, Lower Earley (pictured below), Jaspal Kajla, 36, from Hepworth Road, Coventry (pictured bottom) and 31-year-old Amjed Mahmood from May Street in Coventry (pictured right) were all found guilty at Reading Crown Court of conspiracy to murder.
They have been sentenced to life in prison and will serve a minimum of ten and a half years for shooting Quadir Hussain on his driveway on 27 September last year. Police say it was lucky that he survived.
Mr Hussain has thanked police for their support; “I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me and my family through this horrific event, in particular Detective Constable Phil Mullins and Detective Constable Chris Pullen who have supported us tremendously through a difficult time. The support provided by these officers will not be forgotten."
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Tolmie, who led the investigation, said it was a isolated and targeted incident,
“It was a determined and concerted effort by an organised crime gang to kill Mr Hussain.
“He was shot at on three occasions and it is only due to luck that no bullet struck any vital organ or blood vessel. This incident could just have easily been a murder investigation.
“We hope that today’s verdict provides some closure for Mr Hussain and his family and will allow them to get on with their lives.”