Two men accused of murdering a Bradford student last weekend appeared before magistrates for the first time yesterday.

Reaben Borhan Kareem, 21, who is of Iraqi Kurd origin, and Jwanru Osman, 19, appeared in the secure dock at Bradford Magistrates’ Court.

The pair are both accused of murdering Siu Tunge Ho, robbery and wounding with intent.

They spoke only to confirm their names, dates of birth and addresses during the five-minute hearing.

Relatives of the victim and the two defendants were ushered into separate parts of the courtroom by police officers for the brief hearing.

Prosecutor Alan Davies said all the charges were indictable only and the case had to be sent to the crown court.

He said the defendants were arrested in Bromley, Kent, and Paddington, London.

There were no applications for bail by Mohammed Riaz, representing Osman, or Carolyn Smith, on behalf of Kareem, who were flanked in the dock by four security officers.

Both defendants were remanded in custody.

Kareem, is of no fixed address but previously lived in Walsall. He is said to be married and studying ICT. Bearded Osman, is of Bournemead Avenue, Northolt, Middlesex.

Chairman of the bench Alison Henny told Kareem, who was clean shaven and wearing an open-neck shirt, and Osman, who was dressed in a cream top and trousers, that they would next appear at the crown court on February 10, and they were led away in handcuffs.

Mr Ho, 19, a student at the University of Bradford, died following an incident at a house in Grantham Road, Little Horton, Bradford, last Friday evening.

His body was found at the back-to-back terraced property near to the university. A post-mortem examination found he had died from multiple stab wounds.

A 30-year-old man suffered stab wounds and a 22-year-old woman was physically assaulted during the incident and both needed hospital treatment.