Father and two other relatives to enter pleas over Sara Sharif’s death

10-year-old Sara Sharif was found dead in a bunk bed at her home in Woking, Surrey, on August 10.

The father of Sara Sharif is set to enter a plea in court over the 10-year-old’s death.

Urfan Sharif, Sara’s stepmother Beinash Batool and her uncle Faisal Malik are accused of murder after her body was discovered under a blanket in a bunk bed at her home in Woking, Surrey, on August 10.

All three are due to appear at a plea hearing at the Old Bailey on Thursday ahead of a trial in September next year.

Urfan Sharif and Beinash Batool

A previous court hearing was told police found Sara’s body after receiving a call from Pakistan, which lasted eight minutes and 34 seconds, at 2.47am on August 10.

The court was also told the defendants had booked a flight to the country two days earlier.

Prosecutor Giles Bedloe told the Old Bailey that Sara was found to have “a constellation of healed and healing injuries”.

Sara Sharif

The day before Sara was discovered, the three defendants left the UK for Pakistan with five children.

The trio returned to the UK on September 13 and were arrested on landing at Gatwick Airport.

All three were remanded into custody by the Recorder of London, Judge Mark Lucraft, ahead of Thursday’s hearing.

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