A ‘devoted’ father who murdered his young wife after she took a lover and threatened to leave him was jailed for life by a judge at Bradford Crown Court .

Khurram Bhatti, 32, must spend a minimum of 11 years behind bars before he can be considered for release, the trial judge, Mr Justice Lindblom, ruled.

Bhatti had admitted the manslaughter of Fozia Ahmed, 26, but the jury convicted him of murder yesterday after rejecting his defence of loss of self-control.

Bhatti stabbed Mrs Ahmed, 26, with a kitchen knife and strangled her with a computer cable as they argued at the family home in Manor Drive, Cottingley , Bingley , on the morning of February 29.

During the trial, the jury was told of allegations of domestic violence Mrs Ahmed had made against her husband. He was on bail accused of assaulting her at the time of the murder.

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