Lincolnshire

Jury discharged in Shaun Rossington murder trial

Shaun Rossington
Image caption Mr Rossington's body was found on grassland in Lincoln

The jury has been discharged in the trial of seven people accused of murdering a man in Lincoln.

The body of Shaun Rossington, 21, was discovered on grassland close to Waitrose on Searby Road on 3 June. He had died of head injuries.

Two men and five teenagers - including a 14-year-old girl - all deny murder.

The hearing was halted for legal reasons which cannot be reported. A new jury new will be sworn in on Wednesday, and the trial will restart on Thursday.

The seven defendants are Nicholas Shelbourne, 27, of Edinburgh House, Laughton Way; Mark Jackson, 20, of Yarborough Road; two girls aged 17 and 14 and three boys - two aged 17 and another aged 16.

One of the 17-year-old boys has pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the basis of lack of intent, as well as perverting the course of the justice, while the other 17-year-old boy has admitted perverting the course of justice.

The trial was halted on the third day at Nottingham Crown Court.

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