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Rotherham's Lord Ahmed appears in court over historic sex offences

Lord Ahmed of Rotherham has appeared in court over historic sexual offences against a child.

Official portrait of Lord Ahmed Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Speaking to confirm his full name as Nazir Ahmed, the 61-year-old peer is charged with indecently assaulting a boy under 14 and the attempted rape of a girl under 16.

The allegations date back to 1971 in Rotherham.

Ahmed's brothers Mohamed Farouq who's 68, and Mohammed Tariq who's 63, also appeared with Ahmed, charged with indecently assaulting a boy under 14 between 1968 and 1972.

All three deny all charges and will appear at Sheffield Crown Court next month.