THE JUDGE in the Denholme murder trial will sum up the case next week before the jury retires to consider its verdicts.

Closing speeches for the seven defendants will go into Monday before Mr Justice Goss reminds the all-women panel of the evidence in the case and gives directions on the law.

The trial, at Bradford Crown Court, is not sitting today.

Raheel Khan, 27, of no fixed address; Suleman Khan, 20, of Sandford Road, Bradford Moor, Bradford; Robert Wainwright, 26, of Mannville Terrace, Bradford City Centre; Junaid Hussain, 28, of Silverhill Road, Bradford Moor; and Stephen Queeney, 34, of Junction Row, Bolton Road, Bradford, plead not guilty to murdering Mohammed Feazan Ayaz, known as Fizzy.

Raheel Khan has admitted manslaughter.

Shaoib Shafiq, 20, of Gladstone Street, Bradford Moor, and a 17-year-old Bradford youth, who cannot be named because of his age, plead not guilty to assisting an offender.

Mr Ayaz, 20, of Duckworth Grove, Manningham, Bradford, died from a traumatic head injury after he was stripped naked, punched, slapped and kicked to degrade and humiliate him.

He was beaten, tormented and urinated on in Unit 2 at the Denholme Business Centre in Halifax Road, Denholme.

The jury has heard that he was drunk and threatening to publicise phone videos on social media of Raheel Khan having consensual sex.

Mr Ayaz was found dead on Saffron Drive, Allerton, Bradford, in the early hours of July 1 last year.

The trial continues.