TWO men who were before magistrates yesterday charged with murdering a man whose body was found in a Bradford street made their first appearances at Bradford Crown Court this morning.

Farrekh Ejaz, 30, of Tower Road, Shipley, and Robert Wainwright, 26, of no fixed address, will attend a case management hearing on Friday, August 9.

They are charged over the killing of Mohammed Feazan Ayaz, who was found dead in Saffron Drive, Allerton, in the early hours of Monday, July 1.

Prosecutor Jonathan Sharp told the court: “There are already three people who have been sent to this court in relation to the murder investigation and now there are these two more, and there will be two more tomorrow who were at the magistrates' court this morning.”

A trial date has been fixed for January 2 with a time estimate of up to three months.

Barrister Andrew Dallas, representing Ejaz, said there would be no bail application today.

Abigail Langford, for Wainwright, also told the court that she would not be applying for bail at the hearing.

Mr Sharp said the plea and trial preparation hearing on August 9 would last up to an hour.

“There are significant matters of case management to debate,” he said.

The Recorder of Bradford, Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC, remanded Ejaz and Wainwright back into custody, telling them: “Thank you very much Mr Ejaz and Mr Wainwright. I’ll see you later, as and when.”