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Shopkeeper loses rape conviction appeal

Shopkeeper loses rape conviction appeal

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Justin Burns

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Shopkeeper loses rape conviction appeal

An attempted rapist from Windsor jailed for four and a half years last April, has lost his Court of Appeal challenge.

Shopkeeper Perwez Ahmadi, 31, of Sawyers Close, denied attacking and trying to rape a 16-year-old at his convenience store in Aldershot.

He had appealed claiming he was convicted at Winchester Crown Court of trying to rape the teenager by a jury that was tainted by racism.

Ahmadi was sentenced to six years behind bars, later reduced to four and a half on appeal, for luring a teenage girl to a shop back room and attempting to rape her.

But Lord Justice Davis, sitting with Mr Justice Treacy and Judge Peter Collier QC, said a police investigation of the racism complaint had unearthed no evidence.

He lost the appeal on April 26.

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