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Rochdale sex grooming ringleader appeals conviction

Shabir Ahmed was convicted in May 2012 Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The ringleader of a gang convicted of grooming vunerable girls for sex in Rochdale is appealing against his conviction today.

Shabir Ahmed was jailed for 19 years in May 2012 for his part in the paedophile ring.

The case is being heard before the Court of Appeal in London.