A man wanted by police in connection with the murder of a policewoman attending a robbery at a travel agency in 2005 has been arrested.

PC Sharon Beshenivsky was fatally shot when responding to the robbery at Universal Travel in Morley Street, Bradford, in November 2005.

West Yorkshire Police said Piran Ditta Khan (71) was arrested on Tuesday (January 14) in Pakistan and appeared at court in Islamabad on Wednesday, where matters relating to his extradition were discussed.

He was remanded in custody to next appear at court on January 29.

Detective Superintendent Mark Swift said: “I would like to thank the National Crime Agency officers and partners in Pakistan who have made this arrest possible.

“This is a major development in this long running investigation and their assistance in this matter cannot be understated.”

The murder of PC Sharon Beshenivsky heightened fears among travel agents at the time about the sale of foreign exchange.

Employees at the family-run travel agency had been tied up and beaten and the raiders escaped with £2,000.

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