Oxford sex trafficking case: Date set for trial

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Image caption Police say further arrests are expected in the coming months

The date has been set for the trial of nine men charged in connection with an alleged child prostitution ring in Oxford.

The men appeared at the Old Bailey in central London where they spoke to confirm details of their names.

A trial date is set for 14 January 2013.

A total of nine men have now been charged as part of Operation Bullfinch, targeting alleged child sex trafficking involving about 50 girls.

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

Also charged are Zeeshan Ahmed, 26, of Palmer Road; Mohammed Karrar, 37, of Cowley Road; Mohammed Hussain, 24, of Horspath Road; Assad Hussain, 31, of Ashurst Way; along with Bassam Karrar, 32, and Bilal Ahmed, 25, of no fixed address.

Thames Valley Police have said they expected to make further arrests in the coming months.

All nine men remain in custody.

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