(2008) New Labour's Lord Ahmed

The 51-year-old peer was at the wheel of his gold coloured X Type Jaguar when it ploughed into an Audi A4 that had broken down in the fast lane of the M1 near Rotherham.
Now almost a year after the death Lord Ahmed will appear before Magistrates in Sheffield on a date to be fixed.
As part of the investigation traffic police examined Lord Ahmed's mobile phone on which he made a 999 call from the scene.
It was alleged that shortly before the emergency call a text message was sent to a journalist.
South Yorkshire Police investigators submitted a detailed file to the CPS who have now decided there is insufficient evidence for a charge of death by dangerous driving.
Instead the peer will face a lesser charge of dangerous driving.


Previous roguishness:

Labour Peer Lord Ahmed, in another gesture of warmth and solidarity towards Britain's Al-Qaeda community, invited Islamic terror suspect Mahmoud Abu Rideh into the House of Commons as his personal guest in 2006, where he sat in the Commons public gallery and listened to a debate. Rideh –detained in Belmarsh prison under emergency laws following 9/11 and suspected of being a money-man for groups linked to Osama Bin Laden– said the day “was very interesting”. http://tinyurl.com/2a2e59

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