A FATHER and son have been sentenced to life in prison for murdering a have-a-go-hero.
Derek Elener, 65, and Barry Elener, 42, murdered father-of-two, Tasawar Hussain, 36, who worked at British Car Auctions in Brighouse.
He was killed by a single shot through his heart after he tried to foil a robbery.
He and a friend followed the robbers as they fled in their getaway car in Bradford in January last year.
Derek Elener admitted the murder and a range of other charges. His son was found guilty at Leeds Crown Court after a four-week trial.
The judge, Mr Justice Wakerley, told Barry Elener, of Freshfields Gardens, Allerton, Bradford, he would have to serve at least 27 years before he was considered for release.
He told Elener that if the murder had been committed after last December new guidelines would have meant he faced a minimum term well in excess of 30 years.
Elener was the licensee of the Oddfellows Arms in Huddersfield Road, Shelley, several years ago and later ran a pub in Bradford.
The judge told Derek Elener, of Reevy Road, Slack Side, Bradford, he would have to serve at least 25 years.
The court was told Derek Elener accepted he would probably die in prison.
The judge told Barry Elener: "When Tasawar Hussain bravely stood in your way, seeking to prevent your escape, you deliberately took aim and shot him in the chest at close range.
"You have indicated not a jot of remorse."
The court was told that Mr Hussain and a friend, Azran Hussain, followed the Eleners' Nissan Sunny in a BMW after an armed raid outside Madina Travel in Lumb Lane, Bradford, in January, 2003.
He was shot by Barry Elener, who got out of the passenger seat of the Nissan in Jowett Street, near the city centre.
Mr Hussain died following Barry Elener's attack on security guard Vittorio Diclemente, who worked for the Security Plus firm.
Mr Diclemente heard a man shout: "Give us your money or I'll shoot". He was then attacked and knocked to the ground.
The court was told that Barry Elener grabbed the cash and got away in the Nissan, which was driven by his father.
Tasawar Hussain and Azran Hussain set off after them after travel agent owner Wahid Iqbal shouted: "Follow that car."