Western Mail

Murder trial to be relisted after jury is discharged


THE jury in a trial of a man accused of murdering a young father in an alleged street stabbing has been discharged.

Jordan Davies, 23, was stabbed to death in Barry nine days before Christmas last year.

Jordan Brown, 25 of Holton Road, Barry, denies murder and was on trial but the jury hearing the case was discharged yesterday after two jurors fell ill.

Judge Rhys Rowlands told the remaining 10 jurors at Cardiff Crown Court: “We are two short still among the jury.

“Their absence is nothing to do with Covid or the pandemic but they have medical issues and there’s no prospect of them coming back this week.

“I am going to have to discharge you as a jury in this particular trial and I will start the trial again with a new jury hopefully next week.”

Brown denies murder and his trial will be relisted.

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