Jury sworn in as parents go on trial accused of Shafilea Ahmed murder | Race & Crime UK | Scoop.it
A jury has been sworn in in the trial of a man and wife accused of murdering their teenage daughter.

 

Iftikhar Ahmed, 52, and his partner Farzana Ahmed, 49, of Liverpool Road, Warrington, both deny murdering 17-year-old Shafilea Ahmed in 2003.

 

A jury of five women and seven men have been selected for the trial at Chester Crown Court. The panel was told a list of witnesses giving evidence in the murder case, including Mr and Mrs Ahmed's family, friends and neighbours, and Shafilea's college pals. Other witnesses include police officers, social workers, psychologists, forensic archaeologists, shop workers, and mobile phone and taxi experts, the court heard.

 

The jury were sent home until Monday morning, when prosecutors are expected to open their case.