Nine Telford men face new sex case trials

Nine Telford men alleged to have been involved in sexual exploitation and child prostitution are to face a series of fresh trials.

Nine Telford men alleged to have been involved in sexual exploitation and child prostitution are to face a series of fresh trials.

The men, arrested in connection with the police investigation, Operation Chalice, appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court today.

They had been ordered to appear before the court after the collapse of an earlier trial at Stafford on legal grounds.

Mrs Deborah Gould, prosecuting, told the court that the defendants in the case would now face a series of separate trials.

The defendants include Mubarek Ali, 28, of Regent Street, Wellington; Ahdel Ali, 23, of Regent Street, Wellington; Mohammed Sultan, 24, of Victoria Avenue, Wellington; Tanveer Ahmed, 39, of Urban Gardens, Wellington; Marhoof Khan, 33, of Caradoc Flats, Wellington; Noshad Hussain, 21, of Regent Street, Wellington; Mohammed Choudry, 52, of Solway Drive, Sutton Hill, Telford; Mohammed Yunis, 59, of Kingsland, Arleston; and Abdul Rouf, 33, of Kingsland, Arleston.

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