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Man sentenced for bribing grooming victim

Qasim Hussain Credit: Credit: GMP

A man who tried to prevent a young victim from giving evidence in a grooming case was jailed today. He was given three consecutive sentences, totalling at least four years and eight months.

Qasim Hussain, 20, was found guilty on two counts of perverting the course of justice at Burnley Crown Court in July.

The court found that Hussain forced the victim to write a letter to say she had made up allegations that she had been abducted and sexually abused, and that he tried to change his bail address whilst on bail.

Unrelated but also today, Hussain was given an additional two-year sentence for class A drug possession with intent to supply.

Two other men were jailed for offences connecting to the grooming case.