Jury discharged in Brierfield sexual exploitation case

The jury in the trial of six Lancashire men accused of sexually exploiting a 14-year-old girl has been discharged for legal reasons.

The case at Burnley Crown Court began on Tuesday, but has now been adjourned to a date to be fixed.

Mohammed Imran Amjad, Haroon Mahmood, Mohammed Zishan Amjad and Mohammed Suleman Farooq, all of Brierfield, deny rape and sexual activity with a child.

Shiraz Afzal and Omar Mazafar, also of Brierfield, deny aiding rape.

All the offences were alleged to have taken place against the girl at a house in Brierfield between April and October 2010.

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