Date set for Oxford child sex trial

Thames Valley Police officers
Image caption Police carried out raids on a number of properties last month

A provisional trial date has been set for six men charged with child sex offences in Oxford.

The men appeared via video link at the Old Bailey in London during a plea hearing but the session was adjourned until 3 August.

The judge also set a provisional trial date of 26 September.

Thames Valley Police have arrested 17 people as part of operation Bullfinch, an investigation into alleged child sex trafficking involving 38 girls.

The men facing charges are Anjum Dogar, 30, and his brother Akhtar, 31, both of Tawney Street, and Kamir Jamil, 26, of Aldrich Road.

Also charged are Zeeshan Ahmed, 26, of Palmer Road, Mohammed Karrar, 37, of Cowley Road and Bassam Karrar, 32, of no fixed address.

All have been remanded in custody.

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