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Jury out in former Today boss Eddy Shah rape trial

  • 9 July 2013
  • From the section London
Eddy Shah arrives with his wife Jennifer at the Old Bailey on May 7, 2013
Image caption Selim Shah, known as Eddy, pictured with his wife Jennifer, denied rape

A jury has retired in the Old Bailey trial of a former newspaper proprietor accused of raping a schoolgirl.

Eddy Shah, 69, of Chippenham, Wiltshire, who founded the Today newspaper, denies six counts of raping a girl under 16 in the 1990s.

He had told the jury he had "never touched" the teenage girl.

Former escort Susan Davies, 59, of Swanley, Kent, denies 14 counts of aiding and abetting rape, indecent assault and child cruelty.

Anthony Pallant, 53, of West Malling, Kent, denies rape and indecent assault.

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