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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Parents appear in court on murder charge


The parents of Bradford-born suspected honour killing victim Shafilea Ahmed appeared in Court today, accused of her murder – eight years after she disappeared from her home. Iftikhar Ahmed, 51, and Farzana Ahmed, 48, appeared before magistrates to face the charge of killing their teenage daughter. Shafilea, 17, vanished from her home in Warrington, Cheshire, in September 2003 amid fears she was being forced into marriage. Her decomposed remains were discovered on the banks of the River Kent, near Kendal in Cumbria, in February 2004. Her parents were today remanded in custody when they appeared before Halton Magistrates' Court in Runcorn, Cheshire.

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