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Hung jury in Castle Street GBH trial
A JURY has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of Alexander Wilson - a former phone shop manager accused of GBH against a Wycombe night clubber.
After sitting through three days of evidence at Aylesbury Crown Court and deliberating on the case for six hours, jurors said they could not reach a decision.
Wilson, 24, of Totteridge Lane, High Wycombe, was seen walking over to 22-year-old Thomas Harding in Castle Street last July before knocking him down with a ‘massive punch’, the court heard this week.
Wilson told jurors Mr Harding had spat in his face and threatened him, causing him to fear for his life. He denied the charge of inflicting GBH and said he only threw his hand out to ‘stun’ Mr Harding so he could run away.
Mr Harding suffered a fractured skull from either the punch or subsequent impact with the ground, the court heard. He is likely to remain disabled and in need of long term care.
The prosecution can consider a retrial and all parties will return to court on February 18. Click here for more of the evidence heard this week.