A hearing was held yesterday in the case of a man charged with sexual offences against a girl.

Tilal Mahdi, of Friars Street, Hereford, has been charged with conspiracy to rape, conspiracy to commit sexual activity with a child, trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation and arranging or facilitating child prostitution.

The 35-year-old is in custody and will appear again for a plea and case management hearing on Monday, March 3.