Sabira Alam murder trial: Accused will not give evidence
Oct 17 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A MAN accused of murdering his girlfriend will not give evidence during his trial.
Navid Naeem, of New Street, Milnsbridge, is accused of murdering 20-year-old Sabira Alam, of Vernon Avenue, Greenhead.
Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday from Bryan Cox QC, who is representing 30-year-old Naeem.
Mr Cox told the jury Naeem would not be giving any evidence during the trial which continues on Monday.
Detailed evidence has already been given in court from the prosecution.
On Wednesday, the court heard how fibres had been found on the jacket of Naeem which matched those discovered on Sabira.
But it was also confirmed that no blood was found on his jacket and samples were consistent with Naeem’s claim he had sex with Miss Alam on the morning of April 1 this year.
The last time Miss Alam’s family saw her alive was that day.
Five days later her body was found by a dog-walker in a roadside gully at Buckstones, Scammonden.
The former beauty student had been strangled.
The trial continues.