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Lapland convictions quashed because of juror's texts

Two brothers jailed for misleading customers at a Lapland-themed park have had their convictions quashed after it emerged a juror had been texting during the trial.

Victor Mears, 67, and Henry Mears, 60, both of Brighton, ran the Lapland New Forest attraction in 2008.

Three Court of Appeal judges ruled their convictions under Trading Standards legislation were unsafe.

Colin Campbell reports.

  • 26 Oct 2011