Brierfield men in court on ‘child sex exploitation’ charges

THREE men from Brierfield have been charged with assault and child sex offences after police carried out pre-planned warrants across Nelson on Wednesday.

Friday, 11th March 2011, 8:38 am

Shiraz Arzal (24), of Mansfield Crescent, is charged with causing or inciting a girl aged between 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity.

Mohammed Imran Amjad (24), of Halifax Road, is charged with arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence and child abduction.

Omar Mazafer (20), of Halifax Road, is charged with two counts of Section 39 common assault.

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All three men have been remanded into custody to appear at Burnley Magistrates’ Court today.

The charges follow an on-going investigation by detectives from the Freedom Team which aims to tackle Child Sexual Exploitation in Pennine Division.