Student lied about murdered uncle Tipu Sultan to try and avoid sex and drugs convictions, court told
A student made up "cold-blooded" lies about his murdered uncle dying in his arms so he could gain sympathy from a jury and "wriggle out of" serious sex and drugs charges, a court has heard.
Omar Sharif gave "powerful" evidence last year at his trial for charges of rape, sexual assault and drugs offences about cradling Tipu Sultan, 32, after he was shot at his takeaway in South Shields and begging "please don't die" as his life ebbed away.
The 23-year-old, who had been a promising student at Northumbria University, had told jurors his own life took a... read more
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