AN eighth person has appeared in court on assault and witness intimidation charges.
Khanya Khoza, of Ibis Court in Basildon, Essex, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
She is the latest in a group of men and women to appear before the Huddersfield court on the same charges.
All are accused of assaulting a woman between June 25 and June 28 last year, causing her actual bodily harm.
They are also charged with intimidating the woman, a witness in a case, intending the course of justice to be obstructed. Seven people facing the charges appeared in court last month.
A warrant without bail was issued for Khoza, 18, after she failed to attend.
Magistrates agreed to release the teenager on bail after hearing that she had moved from Huddersfield and police didn’t have her current address.
She surrendered herself after reading that she was wanted in the Examiner.
The bench committed Khoza to Leeds Crown Court, where she will first appear on June 21.
There she will join Nicola Butterworth, 22, of Brownroyd Avenue in Dalton, Junior Khoza, 20, of Long Riding in Basildon and a 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named.
Others facing the joint charges are Patricia Bellwood, 43, Stacey Bellwood, 18, Paul Dingwall, 44, all of Beacon Street in Ravensthorpe, and Daniel Kavanagh, 20, of Riddings Close in Sheepridge.
All have been granted unconditional bail.