Taxi driver accused of murder won't be giving evidence

Rachel Manning

A taxi driver accused of murdering Rachel Manning whose body was dumped on an exclusive golf course is not going to give evidence. Shahidul Ahmed denies killing 19 year old Rachel, who became separated from her boyfriend after a 1970s fancy dress party.

She was strangled and her body left in thick undergrowth by her killer in the grounds of Woburn Golf Club in Bucks. Today Ahmed's barrister Michael Borrelli QC told the jury of 7 women and 5 men: "We do not seek to call the defendant.

We will call further evidence."

The case was adjourned by Mr Justice Wilkie and the defence case will resume tomorrow.