A MAN on trial for the murder of Pc Sharon Beshenivsky told a court he was entitled to a reward for helping police catch her killers.
Raza Aslam Ul-Haq passed on information anonymously via the Crimestoppers hotline after the officer was gunned down in a botched robbery at a Bradford travel agents last year.
He had travelled to the city from Leeds in a convoy of three cars with six others. But he denied having any part in the robbery and murder.
He said the first he knew of the officer's murder - in which Pc Beshenivsky's colleague, Pc Teresa Milburn, was also shot - was when the gang returned to their base, where he worked as a handyman.
But the prosecution told Newcastle Crown Court that Aslam was involved in the planning and took part in the November 18 robbery at the Universal Express travel agents.
During his call to Crimestoppers Aslam asked about the reward money. He was told it was about £90,000 to £100,000.
Robert Smith QC, prosecuting, asked: "Do you believe you are entitled to it?"
Aslam replied: "I would like £100,000. I haven't done nothing (sic) wrong. Why shouldn't I have it"
Aslam rang Crimestoppers, using the name Alex, on December 6 and said an 8mm pistol with a silencer was fired three times.
The court heard that Aslam also told police one of his co-accused, Muzzaker Shah, was in Wales, where he was arrested. When asked how he came by this information Aslam said another of his co-accused, Hassan Razzaq, told him.
Aslam told the court that Hassan Razzaq asked him to deliver cash to Shah. Mr Smith asked: "Why were you chosen?" Aslam answered: "I don't know sir."
Aslam, of Kentish Town, north London, and Faisal Razzaq, 25, and his brother Hassan, 26, both of Forest Gate, east London, deny murder.
Yusuf Abdillh Jamma, 20, of Birmingham, admits robbery and two firearms offences, but denies murder and two further firearms offences.
Shah, 25, of no fixed address, admits murder, robbery and firearms offences, but denies pulling the trigger.
The trial continues.