Rotherham abuse trial: Arshid Hussain ‘dropped girls at police station after being chased by gunmen’
An alleged serial child abuser dropped off two teenage girls at Rotherham police station after men with guns started chasing his car, a court heard.
A jury at Sheffield Crown Court was told defendant Arshid Hussain was giving the two girls a lift when the incident happened.
One of the girls, who is now 31 and one of 12 complainants involved in the trial of seven people accused of playing roles in a Rotherham child grooming ring, gave an account of the alleged incident in a video interview played to the court.
Rotherham trial: Officers ‘who witnessed girl’s abuse won’t testify against Arshid Hussain’
A detective was recorded warning the victim of an alleged serial child abuser that police officers who knew what had happened would not give evidence.
DC Lee Robinson told the woman that officers involved in her case when she was a teenager would not wish to make statements that would get them ‘in the s***’ for not acting at the time.
A jury at Sheffield Crown Court was read a transcript of a conversation between two police officers and one of defendant Arshid Hussain’s alleged victims, who had secretly recorded the conversation on a mobile phone.