Third arrest in Leeds 'cash-for-crash' manslaughter jury tampering case

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Image caption, 88-year-old Betty Laird died in hospital after a "cash-for-crash" collision in Beeston in September 2014

A third person has been arrested in connection with a jury tampering case in Leeds.

Jamie Lawson, 28, of Bayswater Grove in Harehills, was charged on Thursday with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to a "cash-for-crash" trial in 2014.

Four men were jailed for offences including the manslaughter of an 88-year-old woman.

Mr Lawson is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates' Court later.

On Saturday, 27-year-old Jonaade Hussain of Trentham Grove in Beeston and a 15-year-old girl appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court also charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The case was adjourned and Mr Hussain was remanded in custody, while the girl was bailed. 

Betty Laird died in hospital after the car she was travelling in was hit by a VW Passat on Old Lane in Beeston near Leeds in September 2014, in a staged "crash-for-cash" collision.

Four men were jailed in February for a total of 37 years for offences including manslaughter and conspiracy to commit fraud.

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