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  1. #31
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    Why did the police not go to her that night? Why three days later? This makes me so angry. She must have been so scared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve temple View Post
    Why did the police not go to her that night? Why three days later? This makes me so angry. She must have been so scared.
    It's unbelievable. I expect the visit was just a box ticking exercise. They referred themselves to the IPCC and no doubt we will hear that lessons will have been learned.

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    YA missing from the court listing today, and no trial update. Can only think she may have been ill and case was postponed today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tortoise View Post
    YA missing from the court listing today, and no trial update. Can only think she may have been ill and case was postponed today.
    Thanks for the updates. Its strange reading a case in the UK. Our country is nowhere near as public as places like the US. Its like the judicial system and serious crimes are not important enough to give a daily report of the trial. I love how transparent most other countries are with hearings, autopsy results and trials.

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    Nothing we hadn't already heard in the prosecution opening speech - I presume this is a report from today.

    Miss Gunning, a student who lived next door to Ms Ahmed, told the jury she was awakened by slamming car doors.
    She said she looked out of her bedroom window after hearing noises at about 01:00 BST on 14 May.


    Minutes later she saw a man in a hoodie and a woman carrying "what appeared to be a body" wrapped in a covering.
    "One of them was at the head end. One of them was at the feet end," she said.
    "It looked awkward. They weren't overly struggling with the weight."
    Ms Gunning said it was placed in the boot of a Volkswagen car that had been manoeuvred close to the back of Ms Ahmed's home.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-42170143

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    Did Miss Gunning tell the police she had seen "what appeared to be a body" being put in a car boot? I mean, who moves a roll of carpet or any other 2-man-job item in the middle of the night, unless it's well dodge?

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    Thursday:
    Leeds Crown Court 4 T20177361T20177453
    T20177447
    Akshar Ali
    Aktahr Bi
    Asim Ali
    Vicky Marie Briggs
    Yasmin Ahmed
    Details: Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 10:15 - 10:10
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 10:23
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 10:40 - 10:27
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 10:50
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 12:00 - 11:41
    Trial (Part Heard) - Legal Submissions - 12:29
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 10:00 - 12:36

    Friday:
    Leeds Crown Court 4 T20177361T20177453
    T20177447
    Akshar Ali
    Aktahr Bi
    Asim Ali
    Vicky Marie Briggs
    Yasmin Ahmed
    Details: Trial (Part Heard) - Witness Number 25 Continues - 10:18
    Trial (Part Heard) - No Event - 11:43
    Trial (Part Heard) - No Event - 11:51
    Trial (Part Heard) - No Event - 12:39
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 14:05 - 12:52
    Trial (Part Heard) - Witness Number 27 Sworn - 14:09
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 10:30 - 15:28
    Today:
    Leeds 4 T20177361T20177453
    T20177447
    Akshar Ali
    Aktahr Bi
    Asim Ali
    Vicky Marie Briggs
    Yasmin Ahmed
    Details: - No Information To Display -
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 10:24
    Trial (Part Heard) - Witness Number 27 Continues - 10:38
    Trial (Part Heard) - Witness Number 27 Continues - 11:27
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 11:15 - 12:08
    Trial (Part Heard) - Witness Number 27 Continues - 12:20
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 14:05 - 13:02
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 14:04
    Trial (Part Heard) - Witness Number 27 Continues - 14:07

    I'm not sure we'll get any more reporting till the verdict.

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    Akshar Ali was interviewed eight times over four days by homicide detectives.

    Asked directly if he was responsible for murdering Sinead Wooding or if he knew who was responsible, he said "no".

    [...]


    During police interviews Mr Ali rocked back and forth in his chair.''

    Leeds Crown Court was told that the couple had argued at a house party at Ms Ahmed's home on 11 May.

    Mr Ali claimed that Ms Wooding, who was "really badly drunk", walked out, saying she was going to a friend's.

    He said no violence occurred and he left shortly afterwards.

    At one point he "had a breakdown. I couldn't stop crying. My wife had not come home.

    "It was dark. Someone could have kidnapped her. Anything could have happened. My head's been all over the place."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-42241462

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    Yesterday:

    Leeds Crown Court 4 T20177361T20177453
    T20177447
    Akshar Ali
    Aktahr Bi
    Asim Ali
    Vicky Marie Briggs
    Yasmin Ahmed
    Details: Trial (Part Heard) - Witness Number 28 Sworn - 10:38
    Trial (Part Heard) - Witness Number 28 Continues - 11:20
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 14:15 - 13:11
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 14:13
    Trial (Part Heard) - Witness Number 28 Continues - 14:19
    Trial (Part Heard) - Witness evidence concluded - 14:50
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 10:00 - 16:21

    Today:

    Leeds 4 T20177361T20177453
    T20177447
    Akshar Ali
    Aktahr Bi
    Asim Ali
    Vicky Marie Briggs
    Yasmin Ahmed
    Details: Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 10:01
    Trial (Part Heard) - Prosecution Case - 10:06
    Trial (Part Heard) - Legal Submissions - 13:03
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 14:10 - 13:04
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 14:08
    Trial (Part Heard) - Legal Submissions - 16:11
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 10:00 - 16:23

    http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hea...sts/2017-12-05

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    It looks like at least one of the defendants is going to give evidence, hopefully a reporter or two will pop down.

    Leeds 4 T20177361T20177453
    T20177447
    Akshar Ali
    Aktahr Bi
    Asim Ali
    Vicky Marie Briggs
    Yasmin Ahmed
    Details: Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 10:02
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 12:40 - 12:35
    Trial (Part Heard) - Defendant Sworn - 12:46
    Trial (Part Heard) - Legal Submissions - 13:00
    Trial (Part Heard) - Case adjourned until 14:05 - 13:01
    http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hea...rown-Court.php


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    A woman accused her husband of controlling her in the hours before she was killed, a jury heard.

    Akshar Ali told Leeds Crown Court his wife Sinead Wooding drunkenly harangued him before storming out of a friend's kitchen and vanishing.

    He said despite calling and texting her phone he never saw her again.

    [...]

    On 10 May the couple attended a get-together at Ms Ahmed's house. Mr Ali said his wife, who he claimed had consumed half a bottle of vodka, "went off on one" when she realised her best friend had not been invited.

    "She started getting argumentative, saying that I was controlling her," he said.

    The "aggressive" row, which was punctuated by a loud noise, culminated in Ms Wooding walking out.

    Mr Ali described the "clattering bang" as the sound of a high chair being knocked to the floor.

    Mr Ali said he expected to find his wife at home and that over the next few days he made repeated attempts to contact her, but to no avail.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-42284701

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    Looks like yesterday was cross-ex of Akshar Ali.
    At Leeds Crown Court, Mr Ali rejected suggestions Ms Wooding was planning to leave him because he was too controlling.

    Prosecutor Nicholas Campbell QC said: "You chose to exercise final control over your wife by murdering her with your best friend." Mr Ali said "No."

    A pathologist's report said mother-of-four Ms Wooding, 26, had been beaten with a claw hammer and stabbed six times.

    Her body was stored in a cellar for two days before being dumped and set on fire.

    In the witness box, Mr Ali was accused with Ms Ahmed of a joint attack "upon a defenceless, intoxicated and incapacitated" Ms Wooding.

    Referring to 10 hammers discovered by police at Mr Ali's family home, Mr Campbell asked: "Did you wield the hammer and Yasmin Ahmed the knife?"

    Mr Ali responded: "I am not involved, so we are back to square one. I haven't done it."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-42331211
    Another defendant giving evidence today by the looks of it:
    ______________


    Leeds 4 T20177361
    T20177453
    T20177447
    Akshar Ali
    Aktahr Bi
    Asim Ali
    Vicky Marie Briggs
    Yasmin Ahmed
    Details: - No Information To Display -
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 09:55
    Trial (Part Heard) - Defendant Sworn - 10:09

    http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hea...rown-Court.php

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    Akshar Ali, 27, was described at Leeds Crown Court as a "woman beater" who had a history of domestic violence against Sinead Wooding.

    Co-accused Yasmin Ahmed told jurors Ms Wooding had shown her bruises on her body caused by Mr Ali.

    Both deny murdering the 26-year-old, whose body was found dumped in woodland, at Ms Ahmed's home.

    Ms Wooding had been beaten with a hammer, stabbed six times and set on fire.

    Giving evidence at the trial, Ms Ahmed described Ms Wooding showing her injuries.

    "Ali had hit her. One day he beat her up and he wasn't satisfied so he opened up the kitchen cupboard and whacked her on the head," she said.

    "She didn't deserve a beating. She was pregnant at the same time."

    Questioned by her defence counsel, Tahir Khan QC, Ms Ahmed said mother-of-four Ms Wooding, 26, sometimes retaliated. On one occasion she pushed Mr Ali down the stairs of their home.

    She recalled: "I laughed. It was about time she got her revenge.

    "I told Sinead to leave him. [The relationship] was more down than up. I don't like woman-beaters.

    "If she had suffered any bruises at the hands of Ali she would ask me to take the children to school because she was embarrassed to show the bruises to anybody."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-42340956

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legally Bland View Post
    Looks like yesterday was cross-ex of Akshar Ali.


    Another defendant giving evidence today by the looks of it:
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    Leeds 4 T20177361
    T20177453
    T20177447
    Akshar Ali
    Aktahr Bi
    Asim Ali
    Vicky Marie Briggs
    Yasmin Ahmed
    Details: - No Information To Display -
    Trial (Part Heard) - Resume - 09:55
    Trial (Part Heard) - Defendant Sworn - 10:09

    http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hea...rown-Court.php
    Referring to 10 hammers discovered by police at Mr Ali's family home, Mr Campbell asked: "Did you wield the hammer and Yasmin Ahmed the knife?"
    Seems they aren't sure which was the murder weapon, and they don't know who did what.

    Could be difficult to prove, but we've not exactly had good reporting so perhaps it's clearer to the jury. I hope they don't get away with it just because they're both denying it. It seems YA might partly have an excuse by going into the kitchen after the bang was heard. Doesn't seem as if they know who stabbed her, prosecutor has a tough job here.

    I see in the post after this she's playing the 'we were friends' card. How generous of her to allow AA to use her basement, that's what friends are for.

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    Asim Ali told Leeds Crown Court he received a succession of calls from his brother Akshar Ali, who is accused of murdering his wife Sinead Wooding, 26.

    Mr Ali said his brother "was bugging me" to locate a hire car.

    Michael Collins, defending Asim Ali, asked: "Did you know it was for the purpose of depositing a corpse?" Mr Ali replied, "No."

    [...]

    Asim Ali said he knew nothing of the fate of Ms Wooding when he was driven to Stairfoot Lane in north Leeds by Yasmin Ahmed. His brother, who was drunk, was "lying down" in the back.

    The remote spot was where Ms Wooding's body had been dumped hours before.

    Asked if he would have assisted with hiring a car had he known of the killing, Asim Ali replied: "No. I probably would have gone to the police."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-42400992

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