05:35AM, Thursday 12 April 2012
Three men convicted of shooting a taxi driver on his Lower Earley driveway have been sentenced to life in jail.
Imran Khan, 34, from Wickham Road, Lower Earley; Jaspal Kajla, 36, and Amjed Mahmood, 31, both from Coventry, were all found guilty of conspiracy to murder at Reading Crown Court today.
They have been sentenced to life in prison and each will serve a minimum of ten-and-a-half years.
Quadir Hussain was shot three times on the driveway of his home in The Delph on September 27.
Thames Valley Police have released the following statement on his behalf: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me and my family through this horrific event, in particular DC Phil Mullins and DC Chris Pullen.
“They have dealt with my family and me with great care and consideration. The support provided by these officers will not be forgotten.
“My family and I would also like to thank the legal team, Det Sgt Ali Driver for putting this case together, Mr John Price for representing the prosecution and all the Thames Valley Police team who have put a great deal of effort and time into this case.”
Det Ch Insp Steve Tolmie, who led the investigation, said: “This was an 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.
“The investigation was challenging and complex and we would like to thank those who attended court and provided the necessary evidence to convict these three people.
“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.”
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