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Man and teenage girl in court over jury tampering probe

A man and teenage girl have appeared in court following an investigation into jury tampering.

Jonaade Hussain, 27, and the 15-year-old - who cannot be named because of her age - were arrested on Thursday along with a 28-year-old man after an investigation over a "cash for crash" trial in February.

That saw four men jailed for 37 years for offences including manslaughter and fraud.

A collision they staged in Beeston, Leeds, in September 2014 to cheat money from insurers left 88-year-old Betty Laird dead.

Hussain and the girl, who were arrested with the second man from addresses in Beeston and Harehills, appeared before magistrates in Leeds on Saturday charged with perverting the course of justice.

Hussain, from Leeds, was remanded in custody while the girl was released on bail, West Yorkshire Police said.

Detectives are still questioning the 28-year-old man.

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