A MAN has appeared in court charged with trying to sell a stolen Ferrari in Bradford.

Shohaib Ahmed, of Cark Road in Keighley, attempted to part ways with a Ferrari California for over £35,000 at We Buy Any Car in Lidget Green last year.

The 29-year-old, dressed in a black coat, attended a first hearing at Bradford Magistrates Court on Friday morning.

In the hearing, Ahmed pleaded not guilty to the charge of handling stolen goods on August 3, 2022.

The court heard how the vehicle had been stolen in a burglary earlier that year.

The prosecution said Ahmed bought the car from a dealership.

Ahmed's defence counsel told the court that Ahmed had done all the correct checks upon purchasing the car after seeing an advert.

After using it, he tried to sell the Ferrari, which was valued at £39,000, at We Buy Any Car.

The Crown did not accept the idea that Ahmed had simply bought and sold the vehicle.

His defence said it would be "foolish and naive" for Ahmed to try to sell the vehicle to We Buy Any Car, a company which is meticulous in its trading, if he knew it was stolen.

The Magistrates said the issue of whether Ahmed knew the vehicle was stolen would be up for discussion at a trial on May 8.