‘Dangerous’ thug threatened victim with knife during burglary

A “dangerous man” who threatened his victim with a knife during a burglary in Halifax has been sentenced to more than six years in jail.

Waheed Khan, 49, of Queen’s Road, was arrested on November 18 after he entered a property in the Pellon area armed with a knife.

The victim was pushed to floor during the ordeal before Khan made off with a mobile phone, laptop, cash and a bank card.

According to West Yorkshire Police, detectives were able to quickly identify Khan as the offender due to similarities to another offence the 49-year-old had committed years earlier in the same area.

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Khan was sentenced to six years and six months for aggravated burglary at Bradford Crown Court yesterday (Monday).

Detective Inspector Gary Stephenson, of Calderdale CID, welcomed the lengthy sentence.

He said: “Khan is a dangerous man who has had a profound detrimental impact on vulnerable people in the last few years across Calderdale. He would have undoubtedly gone on to offend further, potentially with dire consequences.

“These actions provided the most positive of outcomes for a victim who initially didn’t believe we would ever bring anyone to justice. We were also able to recover the victims property.

“I welcome this lengthy sentence as it ensures that the public are protected from this individual for some time.”

YorkshireLive – Halifax