Zeeshan Ahmed faces Oxford grooming intimidation charges

Zeeshan Ahmed Zeeshan Ahmed was remanded in custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court on 30 September

A man has been accused of intimidating one of the victims of an Oxford sex grooming ring ahead of the trial.

Zeeshan Ahmed is alleged to have targeted two girls before the case, which ended at the Old Bailey in May.

He faces two counts of perverting the course of justice as part of the Operation Bullfinch inquiry.

Mr Ahmed, 28, of Palmer Road, Wood Farm, Oxford, was remanded in custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court on 30 September.

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