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Shafilea's sister continues to give evidence

Shafilea Ahmed Credit: ITV Border

Shafilea Ahmed's sister has told a jury her parents played no part in the teenager's death.

Mevish Ahmed, 21, was giving evidence for a third day in the trial of parents Iftikhar, 52, and Farzana, 49.

They who are accused of murdering 17-year-old Shafilea at home in Warrington, Cheshire, in September 2003.

Cross-examined by Tom Bayliss QC, defending taxi driver Mr Ahmed, his daughter said she stood by her statements to police in December 2003, when Shafilea was missing.

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Mr Bayliss said: "The police officer asked you did you think your mum and dad were involved in Shafilea's disappearance and could they be involved in any way.

"The 12-year-old you said no, what does the 21-year-old you say?"

Miss Ahmed replied: "No, still."

"And they weren't were they?," Mr Bayliss went on.

"No," Miss Ahmed, a personal loans advisor for a large bank, said.

The body of Shafilea, 17, was found on the bank of the River Kent in Cumbria in February 2004.

Another sister, Alesha, 23, earlier told Chester Crown Court the parents pushed Shafilea on to the settee in their house and she heard her mother say "Just finish it here" in Urdu as they forced a plastic bag into the teenager's mouth and suffocated her in front of their other children.

The jury has also seen extracts of writings made by Miss Ahmed and given to a friend, Shahin Munir, which appeared to corroborate Alesha's accusation.

Miss Ahmed has described the documents as "free writing" and said they were all pieces of "fiction".

Asked how she felt about the writings appearing to implicate her parents, Miss Ahmed said: "I feel like they are being blamed for something they have not done.

"I couldn't live with myself if, and obviously (the writings) have been taken out of context, they went down for something they didn't do.

"My sister's killer is still out there.

"I'm sorry that I wrote this, it was just a story and I did not think it would be taken out of context."

The couple, of Liverpool Road, Warrington, deny murder.

Shafilea's sister admits being involved in drugs

The trial against the parents of Shafilea Ahemd who deny her murder, have been hearing from Shafilea's younger sister Mevish Ahmed.Mevish has told the court if her parents had done something wrong 'I would not sit here and cover for them. I would admit it.'

She has also said that her and her sister Alesha sold drugs to make money. She's admitted she took cocaine.

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Shafilea Ahmed trial: Mevish Ahmed denies intimidating witnesses

The younger sister of teenager Shafilea Ahmed has denied that she made silent phone calls to intimidate a potential witness at the trial of her parents.

Under cross examination, Mevish Ahmed said the phone calls, which were made to a friend last week, were all a joke.

The body of 17-year-old Shafilea was found on a riverbank near Kendal in 2004. Her parents - Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed - both deny her murder.

Below is a full video report from Elaine Wilcox at Chester Crown Court

Shafilea Ahmed trial

Shafilea Ahmed Credit: ITV Border

The sister of murdered teenager Shafilea Ahmed has been giving evidence at Chester crown court.

The jury has heard that Mevish Ahmed gave a friend writings in which she spoke about "how her parents killed the teenager,"

Mevish Ahmed, 21, was giving evidence in the trial of parents Iftikhar, 52, and Farzana, 49, who deny murdering 17-year-old Shafilea at the family home in Warrington, Cheshire, in September 2003.Cross-examined by Andrew Edis QC, for the prosecution,

Miss Ahmed, who was 12 when her sister disappeared, described the papers as "free writing" and fiction.

The court heard they were written by Miss Ahmed in 2008 and given to her friend, Shahin Munir.

Mr Edis asked Miss Ahmed if she was aware that Ms Munir had given the police "the letters you wrote to her about your sister's death".

The witness said: "They are not letters about my sister's death, they are free writing. I write fiction, I write it quite a lot."

Earlier in the trial, Alesha Ahmed told the jury her parents pushed Shafilea on to the settee in their house and she heard her mother say "Just finish it here" in Urdu as they forced a plastic bag into the teenager's mouth and suffocated her in front of their other children.

The couple murdered their "Westernised" daughter because they believed her conduct was bringing shame on the family, the prosecution say.

Shafilea's decomposed remains were discovered in Cumbria in February 2004 but it was not until 2010 that Alesha provided police with the "final piece of the puzzle" about her death, the trial has heard