Judge summing up in murder trial

Sharif Demirsay
Sharif Demirsay

Verdicts on the teenagers on trial over the murder of grandfather Sharif Demirsay are expected early next week.

The judge has started his summing up in the trial being held at Luton Crown Court and the jury may be sent to consider their verdicts as early as Monday, April 7.

The 65-year-old grandfather was stabbed to death at his home in Kempston during a robbery for Asian gold.

In the dock are Travis Dixon-Charles, 18, Courtney Glynn, 19, a 17-year-old, who cannot be identifiedfor legal reasons, and a 16-year-old youth, who also cannot be identified.

All plead not guilty to the murder of Mr Demirsay on the evening of May 14 last year.

Mr Glynn and the 17-year-old also plead not guilty to aggravated burglary.

All four teenagers deny unlawfully wounding Mr Demirsay’s partner, who trial judge Mr Justice Singh has directed should not be identified.

The judge was delivering his summing up this week and was continuing yesterday.

The case is not due to be heard at the crown court today, Thursday, April 4, or tomorrow, but will resume on Monday, April 7, when it is anticipated the judge will send the jury out to consider their verdicts.

The c ase is proceeding.

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