Defence starts in Oxford case

The prosecution closed its case at the Old Bailey against nine men accused of taking part in an Oxford paedophile sex ring.

Defence begins in Old Bailey trial

The prosecution has closed its case at the Old Bailey against nine men accused of taking part in an alleged Oxford paedophile sex ring.

The defendants will begin their case today and the trial is due to end in May. The accused, all from Oxford, deny 47 counts including rape, trafficking and organising prostitution.

The prosecution alleges that six vulnerable young girls were sexually exploited by a group of men.

The accused deny all the charges. They include two sets of brothers, Akhtar Dogar, 32, and Anjum Dogar, 31, and Bassam Karrar, 32, and Mohammed Karrar, 38.

The others are Kamar Jamil, 27, Zeeshan Ahmed, 27, Assad Hussain, 32, Bilal Ahmed, 26, and Mohammed Hussain, 24.