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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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Shafilea's mother was 'frightened' of husband

A Warrington woman accused of murdering her daughter because she supposedly brought shame on the family has told a jury she lied to police because she was "frightened" of her husband who she said would beat her.

Farzana Ahmed, 49, and her husband Iftikhar, 52, of Liverpool Road, Warrington, are on trial at Chester Crown Court charged with killing their daughter Shafilea, 17, in 2003.

Mrs Ahmed has always denied murder, but earlier this month the jury of seven men and five women were told she had changed her account and said she witnessed her husband beat Shafilea on the night of the alleged murder.

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