Nelson boxer in court on sex charge

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A 26-year-old man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with engaging in penatrative sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Nelson boxer Atif Mushtaq is also charged with intending to pervert the course of public justice by telling the girl to tell police she had told him she was 18 years old.

Mushtaq, of Hendon Road, Nelson, was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court where he will appear on October 23rd.