Judicial direction to jury mid trial

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As publisher and editor of this site I decided today, 28th September, 2016 to remove the names of the people involved in this Court report. The important news was the not guilty verdict, and the defence presented. If those named online since 25th August, 2015 want a free print copy of this report please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the publisher. This story will not be transferred to the magazine Science, People & Politics.

25th August, 2015: Only minutes before [] (32) was due to give evidence in his own defence this morning his honour Judge Burn, sitting in Bradford Crown Court, told the jury they should disregard the first of two counts Mr [] was at that time facing.

"I will be directing you to return a verdict of not guilty on the first count," said Judge Burn.

The jury was told to concentrate for the rest of the trial on the second count, which is that on the 6th April, 2015 Mr [] unlawfully wounded [], contrary to section 20 of the Offences Against the Persons Act of 1861.

The trial continues tomorrow. Mr Anthony Moore is prosecuting, and Mr James Gelsthorpe is defending.

By Helen Gavaghan at Bradford Crown Court, 25th, August, 2015.
Freelance journalist, science writer and editor of Science, People & Politics

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