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The trial of the parents of Great Sankey teenager Shafilea Ahmed is delayed
8:40am Monday 14th May 2012 in News
THE trial of Shafilea Ahmed's parents Iftikhar and Farzana - accused of her murder - has been delayed.
The case was due to get under way this morning at Chester Crown Court.
Both deny the murder of the Great Sankey teenager.
But the judge Honourable Mr Justice Roderick Evans has been delayed on another case.
When the case does start the first week is likely to be taken up with legal discussions.
Nadeem Ullah of Abbey Solicitors in Manchester is representing Mr and Mrs Ahmed together.
He said: "Shafilea's parents deny all charges against them and are looking forward to the opportunity of clearing their names in court.
"They are anxious to discover the truth of how their beloved daughter lost her life and are extremely disappointed that no other suspects have ever been questioned or charged for her murder," said Nadeem.
The schoolgirl went missing in 2002 and her body was found in the River Kent in Cumbria in 2003.