Jury discharged in Shaun Rossington murder trial

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Shaun Rossington
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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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