Jury selected in Jordan Thomas murder trial

Jordan Thomas, aged 22, died as a result of gunshot injuries
Jordan Thomas, aged 22, died as a result of gunshot injuries
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The trial of two Sheffield men for the murder of 22-year-old Jordan Thomas in a city centre shooting has started.

A jury was sworn in at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday afternoon ahead of a trial scheduled to last between three and four weeks.

Asif Yousaf, 33, and Jama Ahmed, 26, stand accused of Jordan Thomas’ murder, and the attempted murder of Neshaun Ferguson on Derek Dooley Way on Sunday December 21, 2014.

Yousaf, of Violet Bank Road, and Ahmed, of Broomhall Place, have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Thomas, from Firshill, Sheffield, was a passenger in a silver Ford Mondeo when he was shot on Derek Dooley Way at around 10.15pm.

He was taken to hospital but died a short time later from gunshot injuries.

Mr Ferguson, a 28-year-old Sheffield man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the incident but survived.

Yousaf’s parents, Mohammed Yousaf, 61, and Tazeem Bi, 57, both of Violet Bank Road, are also standing trial after pleading not guilty to perverting the course of justice.

The court heard the pair are accused of providing the police with false statements about the whereabouts of their son.

The prosecution case against the four defendants is scheduled to be opened tomorrow afternoon by Bryan Cox QC.

The trial continues.