FIVE men have denied committing a murder at Denholme.

They are accused of killing 20-year-old Mohammed Feazan Ayaz at Unit 2, Denholme Business Centre, Halifax Road, between June 30 and July 1.

But all five pleaded not guilty to the offence when they appeared at Bradford Crown Court.

The accused are Suleman Khan, 20, of Sandford Road, Bradford Moor; Robert Wainwright, 26, of Mannville Terrace, Bradford; Junaid Hussain, 28, of Silverhill Road, Bradford Moor; Raheel Khan, 27, of no fixed address, and Stephen Queeney, 34, of Bolton Road, Bolton, Bradford.

Shaoib Shafiq, 19, of Gladstone Street, Bradford Moor, and a 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named because of his age, pleaded not guilty at the hearing to assisting an offender.

The body of Mr Ayaz, of Duckworth Grove, Manningham, Bradford, was found in Saffron Drive, Allerton, in the early hours of July 1.

Richard Wright QC, for the Crown, told the court that he died from “a severe and sustained assault”.

The trial at Bradford Crown Court begins on January 14 and is set to last up to two months.