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Shafilea Ahmed murder trial

A woman whose parents are on trial accused of murdering her sister is continuing to be cross-examined. Yesterday she described letters detailing the alleged killing as "fiction." Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed deny killing their daughter Shafilea in 2003

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Sister explains why she got involved in robbery

Asked to describe why she got involved in the robbery she said:

I think I just absolutely snapped. It was just hard either living the way they wanted me to or living on my own. Both were a struggle.

What did you want to get from it? she was asked by Andrew Edis QC.

I don't really know. I wasn't really thinking properly. I don't know what I was expecting.

Men entered the house, there was shouting I was dragged upstairs, they were searching the house, asking where the money was.

She said three maybe four men were in the house wearing hoods.

I was the one who made contact with them to come over, but as you can see from events I had no control and they turned on me as well.

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