A new trial date has been set in the case of three people charged with assisting a killer who went on the run after a fatal attack on a grandfather.

James Scott, 32, was jailed in 2022 for his role in the death of Andrew Ballantyne.

Mr Ballantyne, 55, was ambushed by Scott and four other men at a petrol station in Micklefield Road, High Wycombe, on July 31, 2020.

The assault - which the perpetrators filmed - was motivated by a drug debt owed by Mr Ballantyne, a grandfather.

Following the attack, Scott was at large for a period of time - during which the Crown alleges he was assisted by a number of people.

Reading Crown Court heard today (March 1) that three people will stand trial for aiding Scott while he was on the run.

The defendants are:

  • Zachary Kaczynski, 31, of Buckingham Close, High Wycombe
  • Megan Harbour, 26, of no fixed abode
  • Lauren Bartlett, 29, of Glebe Cottages, Ibstone

A trial date has been set for April 15.