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Lord Ahmed’s alleged sex attack victim tells court Labour peer ‘tried to rape her in the 1970s’ 

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Lord Ahmed’s alleged sex attack victim tells court she ‘has never forgotten’ moment former Labour peer ‘tried to rape her when she was a small girl in the 1970s’

  • The victim alleges Labour peer Lord Ahmed raped her as a girl in the 1970s
  • Sheffield Crown Court heard she reported Nazir Ahmed out of a ‘moral responsibility’ after hearing he ‘might have access to much younger relatives’ 
  • Lord Ahmed is accused of two counts of attempting to rape girl under 16 
  • He is on trial with brothers, Mohammed Tariq, 65, and Mohamed Farouq, 70  
  • Charges against three siblings relate to two alleged victims in 1960s and 1970s

A woman has told a court she ‘has never forgotten’ the moment Labour peer Lord Ahmed ‘raped her as a girl’ in the 1970s. 

The alleged victim reported Nazir Ahmed to police decades after the crime was said to have taken place. 

But she today told a court said she came forward to tell police about the attempted rape, allegedly carried out when he was a teenager and she was a little girl, out of a ‘moral responsibility’.

Former Labour peer Lord Nazir Ahmed (pictured) ‘raped a girl in the 1970s’ with his alleged victim coming forward decades later out of a ‘moral responsibility’, the court heard

She told detectives in 2016 that she had become aware that Ahmed, formerly known as Lord Ahmed of Rotherham, might have access to much younger relatives.

During an interview with specially trained detectives which was played at Sheffield Crown Court, the woman said: ‘They are at significant risk because he’s going to do what he did to me.

‘They’re so little and I now have a moral responsibility.’

She told police she had been through counselling and had talked about needing revenge and justice.

‘I have not had justice for what he did to me,’ she told detectives.

Lord Ahmed (pictured) is accused of two counts of attempting to rape girl under 16 and indecent assault against a boy and rape of a boy under 16

Lord Ahmed (pictured) is accused of two counts of attempting to rape girl under 16 and indecent assault against a boy and rape of a boy under 16

Lord Ahmed (pictured) is accused of two counts of attempting to rape girl under 16 and indecent assault against a boy and rape of a boy under 16

Mohammed Tariq, 65, who is charged with two indecent assaults against a boy under 14

Mohammed Tariq, 65, who is charged with two indecent assaults against a boy under 14

Farouq, 70, who is accused of four indecent assaults against a boy under 14

Farouq, 70, who is accused of four indecent assaults against a boy under 14

His two brothers, Mohammed Tariq, 65, (pictured left) and Mohammed Farouq, 70, (right) are accused of sexually abusing their alleged victim in the late 1960s and early 1970s

She recalled in the early 1970s Ahmed holding her down and trying to rape her before he eventually let her go.

This happened more than once, she said.

The woman said she told no-one at the time, explaining: ‘I thought I had let him do that to me and I felt dirty.’

She added: ‘I have never forgotten, I have tried. I have really tried to erase that memory and I cannot do it.’

South Yorkshire Police received reports of historical abuse from the complainants in 2016, it was heard at Sheffield Crown Court (pictured)

South Yorkshire Police received reports of historical abuse from the complainants in 2016, it was heard at Sheffield Crown Court (pictured)

South Yorkshire Police received reports of historical abuse from the complainants in 2016, it was heard at Sheffield Crown Court (pictured)

The complainant told the detectives she had spoken to a counsellor in the 1990s about the abuse.

Ahmed, 63, denies two counts of attempting to rape a girl under 16, indecent assault of a boy under 14 and raping a boy under 16, all in the early 1970s.

His brothers Mohammed Farouq, 70, and Mohammed Tariq, 65, also from Rotherham, are accused of indecent assault of a boy under 14, but are not unfit to plead and face a trial of the facts.

The case continues on Monday. 

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