Rochdale councillor blackmail: Two charged

Two men have been charged with blackmailing a Rochdale councillor.

The men are alleged to have gone to the councillor's home on 4 March, made death threats and demanded a large amount of money.

Zaheer Ahmid, 33, of Church Street, Dudley in the West Midlands and Murza Zia Sadiq, 32, of Willowbank Avenue, Staines in Surrey, have each been charged with one count of blackmail.

Both men are due to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court later.

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