Published: 17:00, 05 September 2014
| Updated: 18:06, 05 September 2014
A man accused of keeping his ex-girlfriend prisoner in her own home could face a retrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict on Friday.
Jess Collins was alleged to have bound Terri-Ann Murray’s ankles and barricaded her front door to prevent her leaving her house in St Nicholas Road, Faversham, on October 9 last year.
Collins, 20, of Churchill Way, Faversham, was acquitted of robbery and an alternative theft charge.
But after deliberating for more than six hours, the jury of nine women and two men, one member having been discharged, told a judge they were deadlocked on an offence of false imprisonment.
Collins denied all the charges.
Judge Richard Polden gave the prosecution seven days to decide whether to seek a retrial.
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