Teenage girl and man in court after jury tampering investigation

A 27-year-old man and a teenage girl have appeared in court following an investigation into jury tampering.

Jonaade Hussain and the 15-year-old girl - who cannot be named because of her age - were arrested on Thursday and subsequently charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

West Yorkshire Police's investigation was linked to a "cash for crash" trial in February which saw four men jailed for a total of 37 years for offences including manslaughter and fraud.

In September 2014, they had staged a collision in Leeds to cheat money from insurers - but the crash killed Betty Laird, an 88-year-old woman.

Hussain appeared before Leeds Magistrates Court on Saturday, while the teenager attended a hearing at Leeds Youth Court. He was remanded in custody and the girl was released on bail.

Police are still questioning a 28-year-old man who was arrested alongside the pair.

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