Jury discharged in Colchester aggravated burglary case

Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT

Ipswich Crown Court Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: ARCHANT

The jury in the trial of a Colchester man accused of being part of a gang of men armed with stun guns who burst into a flat occupied by two sex workers has been discharged.

Before Ipswich Crown Court was Ioan Sabou, 35, who was living in Bergholt Road, Colchester, who denied aggravated burglary at a flat in St Peter’s Street, Colchester on May 25 and possessing a taser stun gun on the same date.

It is alleged that bank cards, cash, sunglasses, a computer tablet and condoms were stolen during the aggravated burglary.

The trial started on Monday and Judge David Goodin discharged the jury on Wednesday ( November 14) for legal reasons.

A retrial, which is expected to last four days, is expected to get underway on January 28.

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Sabou was remanded in custody.

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