Jury in Louis-Ryan murder trial dismissed at Northampton Crown Court

The jury in the trial of a defendant charged with killing a teenager who was visiting Northampton has been dismissed after only one day of service.

Thursday, 10th January 2019, 8:15 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 8:19 pm
The trial was being held at Northampton Crown Court

A murder trial began yesterday (January 9) over the death of 17-year-old Louis-Ryan Menezes, who was stabbed to death in Drayton Walk, Kingsthorpe, in May last year.

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But at Northampton Crown Court today (Thursday), the judge was forced to dismiss the 12 selected jurors due to complications that cannot be reported.

As a result, the trial will have to start from scratch on Monday (January 15) with a fresh jury.

His Honour Judge Rupert Mayo told the jury: “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sorry but I’m going to have to discharge you all in reaching a verdict in this case. A situation has arisen.”