FRIDAY UPDATE: Legal discussions continuing

The Bradford Moor murder trial continues today.

Mohammed Nisar Khan (known as Meggy), 41, of Holme Lane, Tong, and Tony Grant, 39, of Queens Road, Bradford, deny the murder of Amriz Iqbal, the attempted murder of Adnan Ahmed, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Nadeem Khan, 35, of Gledhow Wood Road, Roundhay, Leeds, and Salman Ismail, 31, of Hollin Road, Shipley, also deny conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Ismail also denies arson. 

But unlike previous days we will not be bringing you live coverage from Bradford Crown Court.

The reason for this is simple.

Today has been set aside as a 'legal day' by the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, who is hearing the case.

That means that there are some legal arguments about the trial that the judge wants to be resolved before the jury hears any more evidence.

It also means, crucially, that the jury has been told they are not needed until tomorrow morning (Friday) - and given the day off.

Under the Contempt of Court Act 1981, we are not allowed to report anything related to the case that jurors have not been told in court.

This is to ensure that all four defendants in the case get a fair trial, and to ensure that justice is done.

So while the arguments put forward by barristers for the prosecution and defence today are not being heard in secret - the court is in public session - none of what is said will be possible for us to report.

Our live coverage will resume tomorrow morning (Friday April 5), when jurors have been told to return at 10am.