GP accused of money laundering

GP Nida Shahid accused of money laundering appears at Hull Crown Court.
GP Nida Shahid accused of money laundering appears at Hull Crown Court.

A Wakefield general practitioner accused of money laundering a string of cash payments totalling £442,500 has appeared in court.

GP Nida Shahid, 31, appeared alongside three other men at Hull Crown Court on Wednesday.

Ms Shahid and Saim Mahmood, 38, both of Dewsbury Road, Elland, denied a charge of concealing, disguising and converted criminal property between March 1 2013 and June 30 2013.

The offences relate to a time when Dr Shahid worked as a GP in East Yorkshire and lived in Hessle, near Hull.

The alleged offence follows a Humberside Police investigation into bank accounts owned by Ms Shahid and Mr Mahmood.

Zaker Hussain, 50, of Dacre, Manchester and Arsian Waheed, 26, of HMP Armley, Leeds, also appeared at court and denied the same money laundering charge.

Judge Simon Jack adjourned for trial for February 1.

Mr Waheed was remanded in custody and Ms Shahid, Mr Hussain and Mr Mahmood were granted bail.