Sainsbury’s shooting: Olympic boxing hopeful and mayor’s son-in-law shot 3 times

An Olympic boxing hopeful was shot three times in Sainsbury's car park as violence threatens to engulf a small Yorkshire town.

Hamza Hussain, a former England Under 18 light welterweight boxing champion had been tipped for Rio 2016.

Hamza, 22, was shot three times as he drove with another male, aged 27, outside a Sainsbury's local in Liversedge, Yorks, last night.

Mumtaz Hussain, mayor of Kirklees Council, attended the incident not knowing his son in law was one of the victims, who was shot as they travelled in a white Toyota Yaris.

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He said: "My daughter rang me from Leeds General Infirmary at 11am to tell me her husband had come out of the operating theatre and surgeons had removed three bullets from him.

"He hangs around with people who are in trouble all the time. I don't speak to him and he is not invited to my house.

"I don't get on with the guy, but he's my daughter's husband."

Hamza remains in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Councillor Hussain added: "I told him you have got a little girl so you need to stop what what you are doing.

"I think that maybe this could be a turning point. He could have been killed.

West Yorks Police are hunting the culprits who are believed to have escaped the scene in a small black car.

Any witnesses or anyone with information as to those responsible are asked to contact the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111..

This latest violence on the streets follows on from an arson attack on another Kirklees Councillor's home, on October 22.

Then, thugs torched two cars belonging to the family of Masood Ahmed in what could be linked to his stance on gangs in Dewsbury.

Coun Ahmed, 51, fled his home with his wife, four children and two grandchildren in the early hours of this morning after four masked men petrol bombed a black Audi A1 and a blue Subaru Impreza, which was parked in the drive.

But, Mayor Hussain (Labour) does not think the attack on his fellow councillor and his son in law are linked.

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