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Lord Nazir bailed in rape case

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Lord Nazir Ahmed

The Rotherham-based controversial peer was charged with two counts of attempted rape of a girl under 16 and one count of indecent assault against a boy in the early 1970s…reports Anasudhin Azeez

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Lord Nazir Ahmed

Lord Nazir Ahmed appeared in court along with his brothers to face charges of rape and indecent assault on a boy and girl. They were bailed to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on April 16.

The Rotherham-based controversial peer was charged with two counts of attempted rape of a girl under 16 and one count of indecent assault against a boy in the early 1970s.

Lord Nazir’s elder brother Mohamed Farouq, 68, of Worrygoose Lane, Rotherham, is charged with four counts of indecent assault against a boy under 14.

Another brother Mohammed Tariq, 63, of Gerard Road, Rotherham, is charged with two counts of indecent assault against a boy under 14.

Ahmed, wearing a dark suit and navy tie, stood first in the dock with his brothers.

He spoke to confirm his name, date of birth, address and his nationality as British. He entered no pleas during the 10-minute hearing but his solicitor, Haroon Shah, said he would be pleading not guilty to all the charges.

Farouq and Tariq entered not guilty pleas during the hearing at Court No 2 of Sheffield Magistrates Court. All three men were granted bail to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on April 16.

“I’m going to bail you to appear at the Crown Court sitting at Sheffield on April 16,” said District Judge Tanweer Ikram.

Speaking outside court on behalf of Ahmed before the hearing, Mr Shah said: “He denies the allegations and he will be doing everything he can in order to prove his innocence.”

“You will now appreciate that proceedings have started and it would be inappropriate for him to comment at this stage,” Mr Shah added.

 

 

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