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Lord Ahmed of Rotherham trial live updates as Nazir Ahmed accused of child sex abuse

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 19th February, 2021 08:33:10 PM
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Lord Ahmed of Rotherham is due to go on trial today, along with two of his brothers, accused of historic sex offences, including raping a child.

Former Labour peer Nazir Ahmed is charged with two counts of attempting to rape a girl under 16, indecent assault of a boy under 14 and raping a boy under 16, all relating to allegations dated from the 1970s.

The 63-year-old's trial is due to begin at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday morning where a jury will be sworn in and the case will be opened by a prosecutor.

Lord Ahmed, of East Bawtry Road, Rotherham, is on trial alongside brothers Mohammed Farouq and Mohammed Tariq who are both accused of indecent assault of a boy under 14.

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Mr Farouq, 70, of Worry Goose Lane, Rotherham, is charged with four counts while Mr Tariq, 65, of Gerard Road, Rotherham, is charged with two counts.

They deny all the charges.

Source: Yorkshire live