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Omar Qaradhi: Jordanian Paralympic athlete's trial begins

Omar Sami Qaradhi Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption Omar Qaradhi has pleaded not guilty to the sexual assault charges

A Jordanian Paralympic athlete has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault charges.

A jury is being selected at Antrim Crown Court for the trial of Omar Qaradhi.

The powerlifter faces three charges of sexually assaulting a woman and two girls while at a training base at the Antrim Forum in the run-up to the London Paralympics in 2012.

No evidence is expected to be heard on Monday.

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