Gloucestershire

Keith Soons murder trial jury dismissed

Keith Soons - Gloucestershire Police
Image caption Keith Soons died after being attacked on 5 February

The jury in a trial of two men charged with murdering a man in Cheltenham has been dismissed after it emerged one of the jurors knew one of the defendants.

Keith Soons, 36, died on 5 February after being stabbed in the head.

A new jury will be sworn in at Bristol Crown Court and the trial will restart on Thursday.

Michael Sexton, 28, of Moors Avenue, Cheltenham, and Richard Smith, 27, of Fairview Road, Cheltenham are charged with robbery and murder.

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