A man pleaded not guilty to murdering teenager Rahees Mahmood when he made his first appearance at Bradford Crown Court today.

Jordan Glover, 23, of Thorpe Edge, Bradford, was produced in court from custody this morning for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

He denied murdering 18-year-old Mr Mahmood on June 3 and pleaded not guilty to an allegation of causing a second male grievous bodily harm with intent on the same day.

Glover appeared before Bradford and Keighley magistrates yesterday and was sent to the crown court overnight.

Today, his four-week trial was fixed to begin on April 4 next year.

Glover will next appear before the court on a video link from custody for a further case management hearing on September 10.

His barrister, Frances Pencheon, said she wasn’t making an application for bail today.

The charges relate to an alleged incident in Holme Wood which resulted in the death of Mr Mahmood.

Police were called to Broadstone Way shortly after 4pm on Thursday last week and found Mr Mahmood, who had been a passenger on a quad bike, with a serious head injury. He was pronounced dead at the scene.