Two Men Jailed After House Shooting, Bradford

Thursday 28 September 2023

Two men who shot at a house in Bradford in January have been jailed.  

Dale Poppleton and Ali Abbas admitted possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.  

Poppleton and Abbas attended a house on Christopher Court on 11 January dressed in balaclavas armed with a shotgun. They tried to force entry to the property causing damage to the door. When the occupant of the property tried to see what was going on, a shot was fired at the window.  

Dale Poppleton 42 of Charnwood Road was jailed for 8 and a half years. 

Ali Abbas 18 of St Leonards Road was jailed for 4 years and 2 months in a young offender's institution.  

Senior Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Matt Holdsworth of West Yorkshire Police said: 

“Poppleton and Abbas armed themselves on 11 January intent on causing fear to the occupants of the property on Christopher Court.  

“It was only by sheer luck that no one was injured or seriously hurt.  

"Firearms have absolutely no place on our streets and every time one is removed by us, it makes Bradford a safer place for all. 

“I hope this sentence handed down today shows the seriousness of the offence and weapons on our streets will not be tolerated. 

“I would like to thank the community for their help in the investigation and heling to find Poppleton who was actively evading us.” 

Ali Abbas
Dale Poppleton
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