Bradford grooming gang member to have sentence reviewed over concerns it is too lenient

Amjad Hussain
Amjad Hussain

Amjad Hussain, 35, was one of five men to be found guilty of grooming and sexually assaulting a girl between March 2009 and March 2010

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A Bradford grooming gang member is to have his sentenced reviewed by the Court of Appeal over concerns that his original term was too lenient.

Amjad Hussain, 35, was one of five men to be found guilty of grooming and sexually assaulting a girl on more than one occasion between March 2009 and March 2010.

The charges were handed down during a trial at Bradford Crown Court last October.

The four other men were jailed for a combined total of nearly 50 years during sentencing in February.

Hussain was jailed for 12 years last month after being found guilty of two specific rape charges and a further offence relating to multiple incident rapes.

Since their sentences were handed down, the four men, Hassan Basharat, Baber Hussain, Omar Safdar, and Imran Sabir have been referred to the Court of Appeal to have their sentences lengthened under the Unduly Lenient Sentence Scheme.

Now Hussain has also been referred.

It is not yet known whether Hussain’s hearing will be on the same date as the other four, on May 12.

Basharat, 32, and Safdar, 30 and Sabir, 42, was originally jailed for 12 years, while Hussain, 36 was jailed for 13 years.

The Court of Appeal could increase none, one, or all of the sentences during the hearing.