A 19-YEAR-OLD Birmingham man is to face trial next year accused of murdering Bradford policewoman Sharon Beshenivsky, a court heard.
Yusuf Abdillh Jamma appeared yesterday before a judge at Bradford Crown Court via a video link for a 10-minute hearing.
He is accused of murdering mother-of-three Pc Beshenivsky, 38, who was shot as she investigated a robbery at a travel agent's in Bradford city centre on November 18.
Her colleague Pc Teresa Milburn, 37, of Birstall, was seriously injured in the same incident.
Jamma, of Whitmore Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, who is also charged with robbery and firearms offences, spoke only to confirm his name and to indicate that he understood the proceedings during the short hearing.
He could be seen by those in court six on a large TV screen, sitting in front of a blue curtain at Manchester Prison, wearing a grey sweatshirt.
The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Stephen Gullick, told him a provisional trial date has been fixed for June 12 next year, but a venue has not yet been fixed.
Jamma was also told he is due to appear again before a court on March 22, again at a court yet to be fixed. There was no application for bail and reporting restrictions were not lifted.
West Yorkshire Police are still trying to trace two other men they want to question in connection with the shootings.