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nobbling

illegal interference with a horse before a race to ensure that it does not race well.
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Today, in an exclusive interview with the Chronicle, Mr Conroy: claimed allegations of murder, jury nobbling and assault have ripped a hole in his life; revealed he warned tragic Freddie Knights just weeks before his death that a plot had been hatched that would end with his brutal slaying in front of his family; demanded a lie detector test to clear his name following a string of allegations so he can focus his attention on his children; spoke of growing up on the streets of Newcastle's West End alongside the Sayers family and his long-running prison cell feuds with his rival.
He went under the knife for a life-threatening medical condition last month after giving evidence under armed security of a murder jury nobbling plot.
He claims the case of Wearside gangster John Chisholm will be among those under scrutiny following the collapse of Mr Sayers' jury nobbling trial.
It was also used to gather evidence if violence broke out inside the court, with the operation stepping up after the jury nobbling claims came to light.
And today he revealed detectives chose to charge him with the jury nobbling offences on September 24, 2009, his 46th birthday.
The investigation into the jury nobbling allegation, described as one of the most "detailed and through" probes in the history of Northumbria Police, lasted more than 18 months.
The 47-year-old returned to his home for the first time in more than two years this month after the collapse of a trial in which he was accused of masterminding a jury nobbling plot.
Ferry, master of the South Shropshire Hunt, stands trial in March accused of robbery, assault and nobbling witnesses.
Twelve jurors were granted immediate anonymity and hidden from the public gallery to prevent a jury nobbling attempt.
Otis, of Easton Mascot, Shrops, has been on remand for eight weeks charged with robbery, assault and witness nobbling.
A murder trial was held at Leeds Crown Court in 2002 and now Dixon's co-accused, John Henry Sayers, 47, is standing trial accused of concocting a jury nobbling plot.
ROCK star's son Otis Ferry could spend six months behind bars awaiting trial on witness nobbling charges.