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Man accused of murdering 18-year-old

Rachel Manning's body was found on Woburn Golf Course in December 2000 Credit: ITV News Anglia

The trial of a 41-year-old man accused of murdering a young woman and dumping her body at Woburn Golf Club in December 2000 has started today.

The body of 18 year old Rachel Manning was found two days after she disappeared after a night out in Milton Keynes. She'd been beaten and strangled.

Shahidul Ahmed from Bletchley denies murder at Luton Crown Court.

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Murder trial jury dismissed

Rachel Manning, whose body was found at Woburn Golf Club in December 2000. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The jury in the trial of Shahidul Ahmed, accused of the murder of teenager Rachel Manning in 2000, has been dismissed after failing to reach a verdict.

The jury at Luton Crown Court spent a total of 24 hours and 20 minutes trying to reach a decision before being dimissed by the judge.

Rachel Manning, 19, was found strangled in undergrowth at Woburn Golf Club in December 2000.

Her boyfriend Barri White was convicted of murder but acquitted in 2008, after serving six years in jail.

Shahidul Ahmed, 41, of Chestnut Crescent, Bletchley, denied murder. The prosecution has asked for a retrial

Jury out in murder trial

Rachel Manning Credit: PA

A jury is considering its verdict in the trial of a man accused of murdering a teenager in Milton Keynes 13 years ago.

Rachel Manning, 19, was found strangled in undergrowth at Woburn Golf Club in December 2000.

Her boyfriend Barri White was convicted of murder but acquitted in 2008, after serving six years in jail.

Shahidul Ahmed, 41, of Chestnut Crescent, Bletchley, denies murder.

Man jailed for a murder he didn't commit gives evidence in new trial

A man who was convicted of killing his girlfriend, then later cleared, told today how he searched for her on the night she went missing.

Barri White was giving evidence in the trial of a man accused of killing Rachel Manning.

The 18-year-old shop assistant was strangled after making a late night call from a public phone box in Milton Keynes. Her body was then driven to a golf course and dumped in the undergrowth.

Shahidul Ahmed, 41, denies committing the murder in December 2000 for which Mr White was convicted in 2002.

The conviction was quashed on appeal and Mr White was acquitted at a retrial in 2008.

Today he looked across the court from the witness box at the accused in the glass-fronted dock as he told how he spent the evening with Miss Manning at Chicago's nightclub in Milton Keynes.

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