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Betty Laird death: Three held after jury tampering inquiry

Betty Laird Image copyright West Yorkshire Police
Image caption The arrests are connected to a case involving Betty Laird, 88, who died following a "cash for crash" collision

Three people have been arrested after an investigation into jury tampering during a "cash for crash" trial.

Four men were jailed for offences including manslaughter and conspiracy to commit fraud after the death of 88-year-old Betty Laird in Leeds in 2014.

A car she was travelling in was hit on Old Lane, Beeston, and she later died in hospital.

Two men, aged 27 and 28, and a 15-year-old girl were arrested on Thursday at two addresses in Beeston and Harehills.

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The three, who are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to intimidate jurors and perverting the course of justice, remain in police custody.

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