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Retrial for Stewart Downing's fraud-accused agent

Stewart Downing
Image caption Stewart Downing now plays for Aston Villa

A retrial is ordered in the case of Stewart Downing's fraud-accused former agent.

Ian Elliott is alleged to have siphoned off large amounts of cash from the former Middlesbrough player's business account to prop up failing projects.

The 53-year-old, of Foxhills Covert, denies four counts of fraud.

An official at York Crown Court said: "The jury has been discharged. There will be a re-trial." No date has as yet been set for the new trial.

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