04:43AM, Tuesday 08 May 2012
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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