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Sharif Demirsay murder case jury retires

Sharif Demirsay Image copyright Bedfordshire Police
Image caption Sharif Demirsay died from a stab wound to the heart at his home in Kempston

The jury is considering its verdict in the trial of four teenagers accused of murdering a grandfather during a burglary in Bedfordshire.

Sharif Demirsay, 65, was stabbed 11 times at Vineyard Way, Kempston, during a raid in which £1,000 worth of gold was taken on 14 May last year.

Four teenagers, aged 16 to 19, deny murder at Luton Crown Court.

After six weeks of evidence, the jury retired on Monday. Jurors are set to resume deliberations later.

Mr Demirsay died from a stab wound to the heart.

Travis Dixon-Charles, 18, Courtney Glynn, 19, and two youths aged 16 and 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, deny killing the Turkish-born victim.

Mr Dixon-Charles, Mr Glynn and the 17-year-old also deny aggravated burglary.

All four defendants deny unlawfully wounding Mr Demirsay's partner, Parshini Salhotra, who was also stabbed.

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