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Shafilea murder trial

The prosecution in the trial of a couple accused of murdering their daughter have heard how Shafilea Ahmed drank bleach in an apparent suicide attempt. Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed deny killing Shafilea, 17, in their home in 2003.

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Shafelia's Ahmed's father pays tribute to his 'bubbly' daughter

Iftikhar Ahmed was giving evidence during his trial for the murder of his daughter in 2003. He described her as 'bubbly' and said he hoped she would one day become a lawyer.

From primary school she was in the athletics team, education-wise she was absolutely brilliant. Academically she was As and Bs. Her best subject was art... She was a character in herself - very bubbly.

– Iftikhar Ahmed in the witness box at Manchester Crown Court

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