Shocking lack of diversity at trial of 29 men and one woman charged with sexually abusing girls as young as 13

The defendants (all from Huddersfield except where stated) were:

  • Iftikar Ali, 37, of Holly Road, charged with three rapes and one attempted rape
    Umar Zaman, 30, of Bishop’s Court, charged with two rapes
    Basharat Hussain, 31, charged with two rapes
    Banaras Hussain, 37, of Shipley, charged with one rape
    Mubasher Hussain, 35, charged with one rape and one sexual assault
    Abdul Majid, 34, charged with two rapes
    Gul Riaz, 42, charged with one rape
    Fehreen Rafiq, 38, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child sex offence
    Mohammed Sajjad, 31, charged with four counts of rape and one count of facilitating the commission of a child sex offence
    Usman Ali, 32, charged with two counts of rape
    Mohammed Suhail Arif, 30, charged with one rape
    Amin Ali Choli, 36, charged with two rapes
    Mohammed Dogar, 35, charged with facilitating the commission of a child sex offence
    Banaris Hussain, 35, charged with one rape
    Shaqeel Hussain, 35, of Dewsbury, charged with one rape and two counts of trafficking
    Mohammed Waqas Anwar, 28, charged with five rapes
    Saqib Raheel, 32, of Cradley Heath, West Midlands, charged with two rapes
    A man who cannot be named for legal reasons is charged with one rape and one count of sexual touching of a female
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