A jury hearing a case of an alleged ‘cash for crash’ plot have been discharged after jurors were offered bribes
Judge Justice Goss dismissed a jury panel at Leeds Crown Court in a case connected to the death of an innocent Leeds pensioner, and decided to continue to try the case alone.
Mr Goss made the decision after the court heard how jurors were offered bribes when the building was evacuated after a fire alarm was deliberately activated. Some members of the jury had been approached were offered sums of up to £500 in cash.
The alleged driver of the Passat, Sabbir Hussain and two alleged passengers, Raja Hussain and Shahrear Islam-Miah, are on trial accused of manslaughter and conspiracy to commit fraud – they all pleaded not guilty.