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2:50pm Friday 6th July 2012 in News
THE parents of Shafilea Ahmed have been hearing the final pieces of evidence against them.
Farzana and Iftikhar Ahamed, aged 52 and 49, will be giving their evidence next week at Chester Crown Court.
The prosecution is due to finish its case on Monday and on Thursday the court heard details of Farzana’s police interviews from December 2003.
In the interviews, which took place after she was arrested on a kidnapping charge, she told officers that Shafilea had lied to her friends and teachers about the physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her parents.
She told officers how the stress of Shafilea’s disappearance had caused health problems and her doctor was concerned for her on a visit shortly after the 17-year-old was last seen alive.
“He was so concerned, he told me I was going to kill myself,” she said. “He thought there was something wrong between me and my husband. He never knew, I never told him it was due to my daughter.
“I’m don’t care about anyone else, I’m concerned about my daughter. It’s going to effect her life, people are going to call her all sorts of things but I don’t care about anyone else now.”
The pair deny murdering their daughter.
The trial continues.