Zayn Malik’s father refused to walk a mere 70 yards to attend his daughter Waliyha’s wedding because of concerns over her new husband’s criminal past.
Yaser Malik, 51 remained defiantly in his Bradford home as the ceremony took place in the back garden of his youngest daughter Safaa’s home, which is located only six doors away.
Zayn’s sister Waliyha, 22 married ex-convict Junaid Khan, 24, on Saturday in a traditional Islamic ceremony in a marquee that was erected in Safaa’s back garden which was followed by a reception in the same location.
Sad: Zayn Malik’s father Yaser, 51, refused to walk 70 yards to attend his daughter Waliyha’s wedding in Bradford on Saturday because of concerns over her new husband’s criminal past
Tying the knot: Zayn’s sister Waliyha, 22 married ex-convict Junaid Khan, 24, in a traditional Islamic ceremony in a marquee that was erected in her sister Safaa’s back garden
Former One direction star Zayn, 27, was also nowhere to be seen in snaps from the nuptials, while his girlfriend Gigi Hadid sent Waliyha a message saying she ‘wished’ she was there.
Gushing over the stunning bride, Gigi penned: ‘Wish I could be there so happy for u. Big love x.’ (sic)
But it is believed Zayn was unable to attend because of work commitments.
Proud dad: Yaser pictured with Zayn when he was a child
Close by: Safaa has been living just a stone’s throw from her parents home since getting married last year at 17 to childhood sweetheart Martin Tiser, 18
Generous: Their semi-detached home in Bradford was bought for them by Zayn, who also purchased the stylish home his parents live in
Waliyah walked the short distance to her nuptials accompanied by her mother Tricia while Yaser resolutely refused to leave the family home, refusing to even acknowledge his daughter’s big day.
Safaa has been living just a stone’s throw from her parents home since getting married last year at 17 to childhood sweetheart Martin Tiser, 18.
Their semi-detached home in Bradford was bought for them by Zayn, who also purchased the stylish home his parents live in.
The list: Around 40 guests attended the wedding, but Zayn was not able to make it
Tier 3: The wedding was attended by 40 guests and their rowdy celebrations shattered the calm of the tranquil square Yaser and Tricia live in, prompting neighbours to call the police
The wedding was attended by 40 guests and their rowdy celebrations shattered the calm of the tranquil square Yaser and Tricia live in, prompting neighbours to call the police for breaching COVID regulations with officers issuing fines to relatives of the former One Direction star, MailOnline can reveal.
The city is currently in Tier 3, where wedding ceremonies can take place with up to 15 people, but wedding receptions are not allowed.
Officers arrived at around 6pm after being called by neighbours with West Yorkshire police confirming that a number of other people were issued with fixed penalty notices.
A spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Police attended an address just after 6pm on Saturday evening following a report of a large party.
‘A group of people were fined inside the address and fixed penalty notices were issued as a breach of coronavirus restrictions had been committed.’
In 2017, Khan was jailed for five years for a carjacking incident while in 2014 he was sentenced to 15 months in a young offender’s institution, suspended for two years, for his involvement in a family dispute that led to a relative being stabbed.
Zayn’s mother Tricia singlehandedly took care of all the arrangements for her daughter’s big day with Yaser refusing to get involved because of his opposition to the marriage.
Past: In 2017, Khan was jailed for five years for a carjacking incident while in 2014 he was sentenced to 15 months in a young offender’s institution, suspended for two years, for his involvement in a family dispute that led to a relative being stabbed
Latif Yasin, who provided the marquee and helped organise Saturday’s event, told MailOnline: ‘It all started at around 10am and there were a lot of people there.
‘I put out six tables, organised the stage and also two larger tables for the catering. There wasn’t any loud music, but it was quite a lively event.
‘Everything was going really well throughout the day and then in the early evening the police arrived. They spoke with Tricia and warned her that the wedding was breaking COVID laws and told her that it needed to end, and everybody had to go home.’
Mr Yasin, who runs Flawless, a wedding and events company based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire added: ‘I don’t know the exact details, but I was told that Tricia and some other relatives who organised the wedding were fined. The police warned everybody that if they had to return, they would issue even bigger fines and they could also be arrested.
‘But there was no problem after that because everybody just went home.’
A neighbour told MailOnline: ‘It was quite obvious that there were more than 15 people there and it was quite a noisy gathering. This is a very quiet area and clearly somebody called the police, which was the right thing to do.
‘Some of Zayn’s family got fined but we don’t know exactly who.’
Referring to Yaser’s absence from his daughter’s wedding, Mr Yasin added: ‘Normally I always speak with the bride and groom’s parents.
‘I asked where the bride’s father was and one of his relatives told me that he wasn’t attending because he’s not happy at all with Waliyha’s choice of partner.
Nowhere to be seen: The wedding took place in Bradford, but Zayn and girlfriend Gigi Hadid, 25, have been living in Pennsylvania amid the pandemic
‘I was told not to mention it all and you could see that everybody knew about Yaser not being happy, but nobody spoke about it. I wouldn’t say it ruined things, but it certainly was hanging over the whole occasion.’
Zayn’s mother Tricia refused to comment when asked about the wedding being brought to an abrupt end by police and Yaser’s opposition to the marriage.
In 2017, Khan and accomplice Adam Takolia reportedly followed a Seat Leon Cupra before confronting a ‘vulnerable’ elderly woman in Skipton.
The court heard at the time that it was a ‘steal to order’ robbery and the woman was victim to a car-jacking on her driveway, after the defendants followed her home.
The victim was driving her son’s sporty-looking car at the time and the judge said it would have looked like it was worth several thousands of pounds.
The pair were understood to be wearing balaclavas at the time and threatened her with a weapon, thought to be a screwdriver, before driving off with the car.
Just married: Waliyha stunned on her special day in glamorous golden wedding attire
The judge told how the accused held the weapon ‘dagger-style’ across her chest.
Describing the carjacking as ‘chilling’, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC said: ‘You targeted a vulnerable lady on her own.
‘At her home, in her drive alone and you carried out your planned expedition with a degree of skill that is chilling. And you have shown no remorse, not one iota.’
The stolen car and a hired vehicle, another Seat Leon which the criminals had been using, were driven off. Parts from the stolen Cupra were later found in Bradford.
In 2014, Khan was convicted along with his uncle who ‘saw red’ over a family disputed and stabbed a relative.
The court heard that Khan and his uncle, Mohammed Rizwan attacked relative Mohammed Quadir Ahmed.
Judge David Hatton QC said the offence had been committed against the background of an ongoing and unpleasant family dispute.
He added: ‘Having initially assaulted him outside a shop you pursued him into a house where he had sought refuge and attacked him viciously with a steering lock inflicting blows to his head and other parts of his body and also kicking him,’ the judge said.
Khan, who was 18 at the time of his conviction but 17 when the attack took place, pleaded guilty to a lesser offence of wounding Mr Ahmed during the same incident while Rizwan was convicted to four-and-a-half years imprisonment.
Wedding day: Waliyha reshared the moment she cut her wedding cake with her husband Junaid, which featured their initials in gold icing with a ‘Mr and Mrs’ cake topper
Zayn, 27, and girlfriend Gigi, 25, have been living in Pennsylvania amid the pandemic while raising their newborn baby daughter.
Waliyha was all smiles on her special day as she stunned in glamorous golden wedding attire.
Her bridal outfit featured a gorgeous dress embellished with sequins, a delicate veil and statement pieces of gold jewellery.
She opted for a high-glamour make-up palette and a slick of nude lipstick for her ‘Nikkah’, which is the term used for a Muslim wedding.
Groom: In 2017, Khan (pictured) and accomplice Adam Takolia reportedly followed a Seat Leon Cupra before confronting a ‘vulnerable’ elderly woman in Skipton
Waliyha re-shared the moment she cut her wedding cake with her husband Junaid, which featured their initials in gold icing with a ‘Mr and Mrs’ cake topper.
The newlywed couple held hands as they cut into the elaborate cake in front of their reception of guests, while Waliyha gazed adoringly at her other half.
MailOnline has contacted Zayn’s representatives for comment.
Announcing that she had tied the knot, the singer’s sister shared stunning snaps of her in a glamorous fuchsia outfit surrounded by her loved ones.
Waliyha’s stylish attire featured a pink embroidered maxi-skirt and a vibrant silk shirt, which she teamed with a stunning patterned sash.
Waliyha also shared a number of loving snaps surrounded by her loved ones as she announced her milestone.
Alongside the post, she penned: ‘Best days with the best people.
‘I honestly don’t think I could have had a more beautiful day’I can’t believe we are officially married.’
Congratulations! Gigi, 25, admitted she was disappointed to have missed out on the special day after Waliyha (pictured) shared a flood of stunning snaps on Instagram
Wedding: Announcing that she had tied the knot, Waliyha shared stunning snaps of her in a glamorous fuchsia outfit surrounded by her loved ones
Earlier this year, Zayn’s 18-year-old sister Safaa gave birth to a baby girl named Zaneyah.
Safaa welcomed the new arrival with her husband Martin Tiser, 19, just four months after the couple tied the knot in September 2019.
A picture was shared on social media of the newborn wearing a baby grow and hat with the her name and weight – 8lb 3oz – written over the image, at the time.
Baby news! Earlier this year, Zayn’s 18-year-old sister Safaa gave birth to a baby girl named Zaneyah with her husband of four months
Safaa, who tied the knot in a traditional Nikkah ceremony, celebrated her pregnancy with a pink-themed baby shower among her friends and family last November.
She appeared in a series of social media images, and wore a sash around her neck which read: ‘It’s a baby girl’ as she celebrated with her nearest and dearest in front of a flower wall.
Days after the celebration, Zayn shared pictures as he jetted back to the UK to see his family and no doubt congratulate Safaa on her pregnancy.
Sweet: Zayn has become an uncle following the birth of his sister’s daughter (Safaa pictured with Gigi and Zayn)
Proud mum Trisha previously shared a number of snaps of the newlyweds on Instagram alongside the caption, ‘My baby girls big day’ (sic)’.
The bride and groom – who is of Slovakian descent – posed for pictures on their special day, flanked by their delighted mothers on either side.
Zayn’s sisters Doniya, 28, and Waliyha attended the ceremony but the ex One Direction star – seemed to still be in the U.S.
Gigi showed her support for Safaa at the time, by liking the post.
The teen’s husband Martin took to his Instagram account to thank their supporters in the wake of some people telling them they were too young to wed.
Marital bliss: Safaa and husband Martin Tiser married in a traditional Nikkah ceremony on September 16, 2019
He wrote: ‘Thanks to all of you who support us. We so appreciate that.’
The Pillowtalk singer’s family still live in Bradford and he supports his parents and sisters financially.
Two years ago, Trisha launched a beauty salon with the help of her daughters Waliyha and Doniya, but it has since closed. Safaa is the youngest member of the family and is still at school.
Gutted: Gigi, 25, sent a sweet message to Waliyha on Instagram, after she was not able to attend her wedding
Gigi’s revealed she was having a difficult time after returning to work for the first time since giving birth to her daughter.
Her mother Yolanda, 56, posted on social media that she was taking care of her baby granddaughter on Thursday while Gigi went back to work.
The new mother shared a selfie video with the caption ‘Back in the office’ and in the clip she explained: ‘would say back 2 work BUT bein a mama is a job like no otherrrr.’
Gigi and Zayn welcomed their daughter, whose name has not publicly been revealed, in September and have kept their baby’s face hidden from pictures.
Grandma: Gigi’s touching message comes after she returned to work for the first time since giving birth to her daughter, with her mother Yolanda, 56, taking care of the baby (above)
The smitten couple first got together in 2015 and appeared together on the cover of Vogue in August 2017.
The couple confirmed they were expecting a child together in April and the baby was born on the Hadid family farm in Pennsylvania where the young couple have been quarantining during the pandemic since May.
Announcing the arrival of their daughter, Zayn shared on social media: ‘To try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task.
‘The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding.
‘Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together.’
New parents: Gigi and Zayn first got together in 2015 and appeared together on the cover of Vogue in August 2017. The couple confirmed they were expecting a child together in April
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