‘Bribe to drop sex claim’


An alleged sex attacker tried to bribe the complainant into withdrawing her evidence, a court has heard. Shipu Miah, 40, is accused of calling the alleged victim last December 28 to offer money if she withdrew or changed her evidence. Andre Nwadkwa-Jonathan, prosecuting, said: ‘The facts speak for themselves, he’s done this from custody.’ Speaking through a Bengali interpreter, Miah told Thames Magistrates’ Court he was innocent but said he did not need legal representation. Deputy District Judge Kevin Gladwell…

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