Ilyas Ashar, 83, and his wife, Tallat Ashar, 66, deny charges of false imprisonment, human trafficking, sexual offences, violence and benefit fraud.Now, it might just be that they are keeping their powder dry, so to speak, and waiting to see which way the verdict goes.
But given the fuss the Poppy Project made when their funding dried up, you'd think they might make a bit more of it, wouldn't you?
And perhaps the Met might start to wonder if they've been targeting the right targets (did that letter ever get sent, I wonder?)...
Still, whichever way the verdict goes, I'm sure it'll be another money-making opportunity for Phillippa Kaufmann!