The trial of ten men accused of sex offences against two vulnerable teenage girls in Bradford has been halted until the new year.

A jury was sworn at Bradford Crown Court when the trial began in February, but they have now been discharged by Judge Jonathan Rose.

A new trial date has been fixed at the same court for January 7 next year.

Basharat Khaliq, 37, of Bradford, denies assault by penetration and five charges of rape.

Saeed Akhtar, 54, of Bradford, denies two charges of causing or inciting child prostitution and one of rape.

Naveed Akhtar, 42, of Bradford, and Izar Hussain, 31, of Bradford, deny three charges of rape, with Hussain also denying an additional allegation of attempted rape.

Mohammed Usman, 30, of Bradford, and Kieran Harris, 27, of Dewsbury, both deny two charges of rape.

Yasar Majid, 36, of Milton Keynes, denies rape, and Fahim Iqbal, 27, of no fixed abode, denies aiding and abetting rape.

Zeeshan Ali, 31, of Bradford, denies a charge of sexual assault, and Parvaze Ahmed, 35, of Bradford, denies three charges of rape.

All defendants aside from Iqbal have been granted bail ahead of the rescheduled trial date.