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Jury discharged in Nazir Ahmed sexual abuse trial | UK information

The jury has been discharged within the trial of a former Labour peer who was accused of sexually abusing two youthful kids as a young person.

Nazir Ahmed was charged with two counts of trying to rape a woman underneath 16, indecent assault of a boy underneath 14, and raping a boy underneath 16, all alleged to have occurred within the early 1970s.

On Wednesday Sheffield crown courtroom heard that Ahmed rejected the allegations as “malicious fiction”.

He was on trial alongside his brothers Mohammed Farouq and Mohammed Tariq, who had been charged with indecent assault of a boy underneath 14.

It was dominated that they weren’t match to face trial, however jurors had been advised they might nonetheless have to find out if they’d dedicated the alleged acts.

The defendants pleaded not responsible to all prices.

On Monday, the choose, Jeremy Richardson QC, advised jurors they had been being discharged for authorized causes. He mentioned discussions with the prosecution and defence counsel had been ongoing.

The prosecution mentioned there was nothing additional they may add at current.

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