Arrests over cash for crash jury tampering

Three people have been arrested today in connection with jury tampering at a Leeds cash for crash trial.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 20th April 2017, 4:51 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:53 pm
Arrests have been made in connection with a jury tampering case in Leeds
Arrests have been made in connection with a jury tampering case in Leeds

Officers from the Yorkshire & The Humber Regional Organised Crime Unit, supported by West Yorkshire Police Protective Services Operations and Leeds District Serious Organised Crime Unit, arrested two men, aged 27 and 28, and a 15-year-old girl on suspicion of conspiracy to intimidate jurors and pervert the court of justice. 

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The suspects were arrested from two addresses in Beeston and Harehills this morning and remain in custody.

The investigation relates to a trial at Leeds Crown Court which concluded in February this year with four men being jailed for a total of 37 years for offences including manslaughter and conspiracy to commit fraud in relation to a 'cash for crash' incident in Beeston in September 2014 which caused the death of 88-year-old Betty Laird.