The ninth man charged with involvement in an alleged child sex ring in Oxford has today appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court.

Bilal Ahmed, from Maidenhead, was remanded in custody after appearing this afternoon.

The 25-year-old is charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and sexual activity with a child.

He is charged as part of Operation Bullfinch – an investigation into the abuse of girls as young as 11 in Oxford.

He will appear at court again at a date yet to be fixed.

The other eight defendants will appear at the Old Bailey in London next month.