Dramatic twist in gang rape trial

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THE TRIAL of six Brierfield men accused of sexually exploiting and abusing a 14-year-old girl was dramatically halted yesterday.

A Burnley Crown Court jury was discharged by the judge and the case was adjourned indefinitely.

Mohammed Imran Amjad (25), of Halifax Road; Haroon Mahmood (21), of John Street; Mohammed Suleman Farooq (22), of Berry Street; Omar Mazafer (21), of Halifax Road; Mohammed Zeeshan Amjad (24), of Halifax Road and Shiraz Afzal (25), of Mansfield Crescent, all of Brierfield, are accused of various sex offences against the victim.