Paramjeet Kaur case: Jury fails to reach verdict

Raza Khan and his wife Paramjeet Kaur arrive at Winchester Crown Court Paramjeet Kaur (right) claimed she did not know the data was illegal

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A woman accused of conspiring with a former PC to steal and sell accident victims' details has walked free after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

Paramjeet Kaur, 26, was charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office with her husband Raza Khan and his lover, ex-PC Sugra Hanif.

Khan and Hanif were found guilty on Thursday at Winchester Crown Court.

Judge Andrew Barnett gave the Crown Prosecution Service a week to consider a retrial request for Mrs Kaur.

'More than £1m'

Hanif, a former Thames Valley Police officer, from Bretch Hill, Banbury, Oxfordshire, would access her work computer and note the personal details of members of the public involved in road accidents, the trial heard earlier.

Khan, 27, and Ms Kaur, both of Ivy Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, set up case management companies to sell this information to firms of solicitors with Hanif, prosecutor Peter Asteris said.

The jury heard the conspiracy, which began in January 2011, could have netted the trio more than £1m.

Khan and Kaur claimed they did not know the data was illegal.

Judge Barnett told Hanif and Khan they faced "substantial custodial sentences" when they are sentenced on 7 March.

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