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Shafilea's parents believed she brought shame on the family

Shafilea's parents convicted of murder Photo: Calendar
Shafilea Ahmed Credit: Calendar

A couple who killed their "westernised" teenage daughter because they believed she had brought shame on the family were convicted of her murder today - nine years after the brutal killing.

Iftikhar Ahmed, 52, and his wife Farzana, 49, of Liverpool Road, Warrington, Cheshire, suffocated Shafilea, 17 - originally from Bradford - with a plastic bag in 2003 in an apparent "honour killing".

Inside court Credit: Calendar

Shafilea's sister Alesha told the jury at Chester Crown Court her parents pushed Shafilea onto the settee in their house and she heard her mother say "just finish it here" as they forced a plastic bag into the teenager's mouth and killed her in front of their other children.

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