Kings Science Academy: Further charges authorised

12/03/2015

Julian Briggs, reviewing lawyer, Complex Casework Unit, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said:

"The Crown Prosecution Service has been working closely with West Yorkshire Police in connection with this case.

"Having carefully considered all of the evidence presented to us, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to charge Daud Khan (former Director of Finance) and Shabana Hussain ( former Head of Department) with a range of offences relating to their involvement with the Kings Science Academy, Bradford, and that it is in the public interest to do so.

"Accordingly I have today authorised West Yorkshire Police to charge Daud Khan with two offences of fraud by abuse of position and three of false accounting, and Shabana Hussain with one offence of fraud by abuse of position and one offence of acquiring criminal property. They will first appear at Leeds Magistrates Court shortly.

"These defendants will be charged with serious criminal offences and have the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

Note to Editors

Sajid Hussain Raza (former Principal) was charged on 6 March 2015 with three offences of fraud by abuse of position, three offences of false accounting, two offences of obtaining a money transfer by deception, and one offence of fraud by false representation.  He will appear at Leeds Magistrates Court shortly.