A Bradford father has appeared at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates Court accused with locking his teenage daughter in the family home and intending to send her to Pakistan.


Zakar Hussain Shah, 44, denied all charges against him and is now facing a trial.

It was alleged that between a six month period this year that Mr Shah repeatedly engaged in behaviour which was controlling or coercive towards his 18-year-old daughter, Umay Shah.

The charge also alleges that he was being abusive to her, locked her in the family house, monitored her movements and her contact with others, controlled her finances and intended to send her to Pakistan.

Mr Shah stood with his hands clasped in front of him and pleaded not guilty to assaulting his daughter, by beating, on 28 June this year

Shah also denied a second charge of engaging in controlling or coercive behaviour in a family relationship, an offence under the Serious Crime Act.

The court heard the complainant no longer lived at the family address.

A trial date was fixed at Huddersfield Court on October 17.

Shah was granted bail on condition that he does not contact his daughter.