In August 2020 a teenager boxer named Cole Kershaw was shot dead in the Walmersley district of Bury. On 21st May 2021 three men were jailed for life his murder by Mrs Justice Yip following at trial at the Crown Court at Manchester. A fourth man was jailed for an associated offence. Kamran Mohammed of Kingsdale Close who fired the fatal shot was ordered to serve a minimum of 27 years in jail.
Mohammed Izaarh Khan and Khayam Ali Khurshid were jailed respectively for 24 years and 27 years respectively. They were additionally sentenced for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Raheem Hall, aged 19 was cleared of any involvement in the possession of the firearm with intent to endanger life. He had already admitted the offence of assisting an offender. Tim Storrie QC and Simon Gurney for Kamran Mohammed, instructed by Matthew Corn of Olliers; Mohammed Nawaz QC and Ellen Shaw instructed by Siraj Khan at Maguires. Abdul Iqbal QC instructed via St Paul’s Chambers for Harris Solicitors. To read more: