A MURDER trial which was stopped halfway through the proceedings was halted because the judge was unable to sit any longer.

Five people were standing trial at Reading Crown Court charged in relation to the death of 17-year-old Cameron Bailey in High Wycombe.

Cameron was stabbed in Easton Street on Sunday, May 7 this year and a trial was opened on October 25.

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A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder, along with Philip Solomon, 37, of no fixed abode, Aaran Pattinson, 32, of Old Tea Warehouse, High Wycombe, and Scott Cordice, 29, of the same address.

A fifth defendant Marlon Cato, 49, of Station Close, High Wycombe, was also on trial charged with assisting an offender, Cordice, by allegedly helping him hide the clothes and shoes he was wearing during the incident.

However, it was confirmed on Monday (November 27) that the trial stopped at the end of last week and the jury panel were dismissed.

This is due to Judge Bourne being unable to sit and the matter has now been relisted on November 30 for directions.

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However, it is likely it will return for another trial in April.