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Pistorius detective facing attempted murder charges

The South African detective leading the Oscar Pistorious inquiry is facing seven charges of attempted murder, police have confirmed.

Detective Hilton Botha, who has faced fierce questioning at Mr Pistorius's bail hearing, was allegedly involved in a shooting two years ago.

Mr Pistorius, a Paralympic champion, denies the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, 29.

Nick Childs reports

  • 21 Feb 2013
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