Lord Nazir Ahmed and brothers will appear in court on June 14 prior to the trial on December 2, 2019. The Lord is charged with a serious sexual assault and indecent assault against a boy under the age of 11. The 61-year-old is also charged with two counts of attempting to rape a girl who was under the age of 16….reports Anasudhin Azeez
Lord Nazir Ahmed and his two brothers were accused of rape and indecent assaults and will appear in court on June 14 prior to the trial on December 2, 2019.
The Lord is charged with a serious sexual assault and indecent assault against a boy under the age of 11. The 61-year-old is also charged with two counts of attempting to rape a girl who was under the age of 16. The charges relate to dates between 1971 and 1974.
During a 20-minute hearing at Sheffield Crown Court, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC fixed the trial date for all three men for 2 December. He said a further hearing would be held on 14 June and released all three on bail.
Lord Ahmed, one of the most influential British-Asian politicians of Pakistani-origin, was in news recently as BBC aired a programme in which two victims accused the Lord of sexually abusing them.
Two of his brothers were also accused in the case. Mohamed Farouq of Worrygoose Lane, Rotherham is charged with four counts of indecent assault. Tariq Mahmood of Gerard Road, Rotherham is charged with two counts of indecent assault.
Lord Ahmed has not entered a plea yet, while his brothers pleaded not guilty to the charges at a hearing held at Sheffield Magistrate Court last month.
In May 2016, police received reports of sexual offences, which were alleged to have taken place in Rotherham in the late 1960s and mid-1970s.
Lord Ahmed was a member of the Labour Party for most of his career. In 2013, he was suspended from the party following allegations of antisemitism. It was reported that he blamed a Jewish conspiracy for a prison sentence he received following a fatal motorway crash, resulting in immediate suspension from the Labour party, from which he resigned later in the year. He was expelled from the Party after reports show that he is trying to raise bounty for then US President George Bush and prime minister Tony Blair.