Rotherham peer Lord Ahmed charged with sex offences

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Rotherham peer Lord Ahmed has been charged with three sex offences and is due in court in Sheffield later this month.

Lord Nazir Ahmed, aged 61, of East Bawtry Road, Whiston, Rotherham, was charged yesterday with two counts of attempted rape and one count of indecent assault. 
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Two other men were also charged yesterday as part of the same investigation, with Mohamed Farouq, 68, of Worrygoose Lane, Whiston, Rotherham, accused of four counts of indecent assault and Mohammed Tariq, 63, of Gerard Road, Broom, Rotherham, accused of two counts of indecent assault.
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The three men are due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, March 19.

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Lord Ahmed was appointed to the House of Lords in 1998.

More to follow.