THE Denholme murder trial has been postponed for today due to the absence of two jurors.

Yesterday's proceedings were halted after a juror was taken ill.

Mr Justice Goss, speaking to the court via Simon Clegg, prosecuting, said that juror was still not fit enough to attend court today.

The judge said an additional juror was unable to attend today's proceedings due to an 'emergency domestic medical situation'.

The trial cannot continue without all 12 members of the jury present.

Mr Justice Goss added he was 'reasonably hopeful and confident' that both jurors will be back for tomorrow morning at 10.30am when the judge is expected to continue with his summing up of the case before the jury retire to consider their verdicts.

Mohammed Feazan Ayaz, 20, of Duckworth Grove, Manningham, Bradford, died from a traumatic head injury after he was stripped naked, punched, slapped and kicked at unit 2 of Denholme Business Centre on June 30 and July 1 last year.

On trial denying murder are: Raheel Khan, 27, of no fixed address; Suleman Khan, 20, of Sandford Road, Bradford Moor; Robert Wainwright, 26, Mannville Terrace, Bradford city centre; Junaid Hussain, 28, of Silverhill Road, Bradford Moor and Stephen Queeney, 34, of Junction Row, Bolton Road.

Raheel Khan has admitted the manslaughter of Mr Ayaz.

Shaoib Shafiq, 20, of Gladstone Street, Bradford Moor, and a 17-year-old Bradford youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons because of his age, plead not guilty to assisting an offender.

The trial continues.