Judge apologises to jury for delay in case of Halifax brothers accused of attacks

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The judge in the trial of two Halifax brothers accused violent offences has apologised to the jury after the case had to be adjourned until tomorrow morning (Tuesday).

The jury hearing the case against Akaash Ibrar, 19, and his 27-year-old brother Shazad began their deliberations on Friday afternoon and had been due to resume their discussions after lunch today (Monday).

But Recorder Tim Kerr QC had to confirm to the 11 jurors, who did attend Bradford Crown Court, that the 12th member of the panel was unable to join them, but it was hoped that the absent juror would be able to return to the court tomorrow.

Last week the trial was unable to sit for half a day due to transport problems caused by the snow, but the jurors were told today that they would hopefully be able to resume their deliberations at 10.15am tomorrow.