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Shafilea Ahmed: charging announcement

07/09/2011

Shafilea Ahmed: charging announcement

A man and a woman have been charged with murder in connection with the death of Shafilea Ahmed.

Shafilea, 17, was last seen in her home town of Warrington, Cheshire, in September 2003. Her body was found in February 2004 on the banks of the River Kent in Cumbria.

Iftikhar Ahmed, aged 51, and Farzana Ahmed, aged 48, of Liverpool Road Warrington, were arrested on suspicion of murder in 2010. Today Cheshire Constabulary has charged both with murder following authorisation by CPS Mersey-Cheshire.

They are due to appear at Halton magistrates' court today (Wednesday 7th September).

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For more information contact Sharon King, Area Communications Manager, CPS Mersey-Cheshire, on 0151 239 6465.