A THUG with links to Bury has been jailed for life for murdering a man who was stripped naked, punched, slapped and kicked.

Mohammed Feazan Ayaz, 20, from Bradford, was brutally attacked at Denholme Business Centre in the city on June 30 and July 1 last year.

Raheel Khan, 27, formerly of Edenfield but now of no fixed address, was convicted of his murder by a jury at Bradford Crown Court, alongside two others.

Trial judge Mr Justice Goss, setting his tariff at a 30-year minimum, said the gang "inflicted pain with enthusiasm".

Khan was arrested last July in Bacup in connection with Mr Ayaz’s death.

The murder trial heard Mr Ayaz’s naked body was found just before 4am on July 1.

His family had last seen him when he left home with friends in a red Vauxhall Corsa the previous night.

Mr Ayaz was dropped off at the business centre to deliver cannabis, cigarettes and bottles of water to Khan, known as Rally.

The court heard Raheel Khan had been using the business centre as a hideout, as he was wanted by police, smoking cannabis, dealing drugs and listening to music.

Prosecutor Richard Wright QC said: “During the evening of the 30th June, into the early hours of the 1st July, it served another purpose. It became a cell for Mohammed Feazan Ayaz in which, over the course of several hours, he was systematically and sadistically beaten to death on the concrete floor of that room.

“He was stripped naked by his captors, he was tortured and humiliated, and he was beaten for the entertainment of those who were present."

The court heard his tormentors filmed some of the abuse on their mobile phones.

Khan had built up his own drugs enterprise in Lancashire, earning £6,000 a month. He had admitted to the manslaughter of Mr Ayaz but denied murder.