THE country’s top judge labelled convicted paedophile Arshid Hussain “supremely evil” as he threw out his appeal.
Rape gang ringleader Hussain (42, pictured below) — jailed for 35 years in February — was hoping to overturn his conviction and sentence.
But the appeal process came to an end as the The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, sitting in Leeds, threw out the case.
Det Chief Insp Martin Tate, who ran CSE investigation Operation Clover from 2013, welcomed the decision.
He said: “This gives even more closure to the victims that the matter has been resolved and these two men are staying in prison.
“The Lord Chief Justice described the offending and reiterated what the trial judge had said, that this was some of the most serious and horrific offending seen in the UK and the sentence needed to reflect that to act as a deterrent across the country.
“The most senior judge in England and Wales described Arshid as a ‘supremely evil man’
He added: “I’m pleased the process is finished and any anxiety the victims may have had will have been reduced.”
Arshid’s brother Basharat Hussain (41) also saw his appeal process against conviction ended at the same hearing on Thursday (29).
Basharat’s 25-year sentence for CSE offences was extended by two years in May for production of cannabis.
Det Chief Insp Tate said no defence barristers had been publicly funded for the appeals.
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