Former Bradford City player Tyrell Robinson, who is charged with child sex offences, had his case adjourned to a date to be fixed by Bradford and Keighley magistrates today because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Robinson, 22, of South Ockendon, Essex, is accused of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 in Bradford in August 2018.

He is also charged with one count of making an indecent image of a child and two counts of distributing an indecent image of a child.

In February, Bradford City announced that they had sacked the winger who had been suspended by the club since 2018.

Robinson’s contract with Bradford City was terminated after West Yorkshire Police confirmed that charges had been brought against him following his arrest in August 2018.

He was due to appear before Bradford and Keighley magistrates today but the court has suspended all live listings and is closed to the public.

His case was adjourned to a date to be fixed later in the year.

Robinson played youth football with Arsenal, joining at the age of seven, and turning professional in 2015, before being released by the club in 2017.

He had a trial with Watford in April, 2017, before signing a one-year contract with Bradford City in May, 2017

He scored three goals in 26 appearances in his first full season as a professional and was named Bradford City’s ‘Supporters’ Trust Under 23s Player of the Year’.

He was suspended by City in August, 2018.

Most of the cases at the magistrates’ court are being adjourned until the pandemic is over. Only a few very serious offences, where the defendants are in custody, are being committed remotely to Bradford Crown Court.

It states on the court register for similar adjourned hearings: ‘It is ordered that in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the Government’s protective measures that are in place, your case is adjourned and you will be notified of the new date in due course. Please do not attend court. If you are subject to bail then your bail conditions are extended on the same terms. Any breach of bail conditions will result in your arrest and you may be remanded into custody until a date when the court can deal with you.’