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Akksar ‘sparked firearms terror police at Bradford police station’

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Adil Akksar

Adil Akksar, aged 29, was accused of having a firearm with the intention of creating fear of violence, as well as possessing a bladed item in a public area, following his arrest on April 1. Akksar, from Chapel Street in Bradford, was taken into custody on that Saturday morning after armed officers were dispatched to the Trafalgar House police station in the city centre.

At the time, it was announced that Nelson Street was shut down and buses were rerouted due to the unfolding of the incident. Afterwards, it was said that West Yorkshire Police had recovered a knife and a gas-powered BB gun which was reportedly fired inside the police station.

At a 10-minute hearing in front of Judge Andrew Hatton at Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday, Akksar, who participated in the hearing remotely from HMP Leeds, was said to be undergoing an evaluation by a psychiatrist. Abigail Langford, his barrister, requested the hearing be postponed until she had access to the full report.

Akksar was not required to enter a plea for the charges, and it is likely that a second psychiatric evaluation will have to be conducted for his case. Miss Langford mentioned that Akksar was very eager for the proceedings to be completed as soon as possible.

Judge Hatton postponed the hearing until May 15th and indicated that Akksar would remain in custody.

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