Eddy Shah rape trial re-starts at Old Bailey

Eddy Shah Eddy Shah owned the now defunct Today newspaper in the 1980s

The rape trial of former newspaper founder Eddy Shah and two other people has re-started at the Old Bailey.

On Friday a previous jury was discharged - four days into the case - after the judge said there were problems which could not be overcome.

Mr Shah, 69, of Chippenham, Wiltshire, denies six counts of raping a girl under 16 in the 1990s.

Susan Davies, 53, and her ex-partner Anthony Pallant deny indecent assault, rape, child cruelty and other charges.

Ms Davies, 53, of Swanley, Kent, denies 14 counts of aiding and abetting rape, indecent assault and child cruelty.

Her former lover Anthony Pallant, 53, of West Malling, Kent, denies six counts of rape and indecent assault.

Mr Shah founded the defunct Today newspaper and now owns and runs golf courses, leisure centres and hotels.

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