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The sister of a teenager killed in an "honour" killing told police she watched her parents suffocate her sister by forcing a carrier bag into her throat so she couldn't breathe and placing their hands over her face, a court heard on Tuesday.

Alesha Ahmed, now 23, said she watched her parents "acting together" as, she said, they murdered her older sister Shafilea Ahmed, 17, in September 2003.

Taxi driver Iftikhar Ahmed, 52, and his wife Farzana, 49, deny murdering their eldest daughter, whose badly decomposed remains were found near a flooded Cumbrian river in February 2004.


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