A man and woman are behind bars facing sentence for a rape in which their terrified victim was threatened with a knife and her clothes were ripped off.

Yazmin Ali, aged 31, of Lily Street, Manningham, Bradford, and Mohammed Hussain, aged 22, of Water Lily Road, Girlington, Bradford, lured the woman to a flat in the city with the promise of vodka and cocaine before attacking her.

Both were convicted by a jury at Bradford Crown Court in January of raping their victim in July, 2017.

Ali was also found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm by biting her on the arm.

She pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment of a police officer arresting her for the offences.

Ali, who is being held in Styal Prison, and Hussain, who is locked up in HMP Leeds, were due to be sentenced at Bradford Crown Court yesterday by the trial judge, Recorder Simon Jackson QC.

But technical difficulties with the video link and Skype service, and pressure of time, led to the case being adjourned until May 14.

Prosecutor Ian Howard said Ali had previous convictions for Section 20 grievous bodily harm, false imprisonment, causing actual bodily harm, robbery, battery and criminal damage.

Hussain had a previous conviction for kidnap.

Mr Howard told the court that the victim was walking along a street in Bradford city centre when she was beckoned into a pub by the defendants.

They went on to a flat for vodka and cocaine and Ali suggested a “threesome” to the woman, it was stated.

Later that night, the victim was lured to Ali’s flat with the promise of more vodka and cocaine.

Mr Howard said the defendants had sex in front of her before Ali held a kitchen knife to her throat and Hussain ripped off her top and bra.

Hussain then raped her on the bed before the women got into a struggle and Ali bit her arm.

The woman grabbed her clothes and one of her shoes and fled, Mr Howard said.

She was distressed and partially clothed and a cleaning supervisor who came across her called the police.

When officers went to Ali’s flat, she was abusive and obstructive.

She threatened them and was racially abusive.

In her victim personal statement, the woman said she was now “a bag of nerves” and afraid to go out.

She had bad dreams.

Both Nick Worsley, Hussain’s barrister, and Gillian Batts, for Ali, asked for the case to be adjourned part-way through.

They felt under pressure of time and Mr Worsley wanted to take further instructions from Hussain.