A mother-of-four was brutally murdered by her Muslim husband after she continued to see a friend he forbade her from visiting, a court has heard.
Sinead Wooding, 26, was found dead in woodland in Leeds earlier this year. Her husband, Akshar Ali, is on trial for her murder.
A court heard this week how Sinead had converted to Muslim before meeting Ali, who she married in an Islamic ceremony in February 2015.
But the couple had a ‘volatile’ relationship and Ali ordered her not to visit family members and a female friend, Leeds Crown Court heard.
Ali, 27, and his Muslim friend Yasmin Ahmed are accused of killing Sinead Wooding in a knife and hammer attack before her body was burnt in a woodland.
Ali’s mother and brother helped make arrangements to dispose of Sinead’s body, a jury was told.