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Jury fails to reach a verdict in trial of Shireen Garraghan, Leon Douglas, Pablo Cripp and Adrian White over raid in Gravesend

A jury has been discharged for the second time in the trial of three men and a woman accused of an armed raid on a Gravesend house.

The first trial was halted in March when one of the defendants, Shireen Garraghan, became sick.

A retrial started on September 26 but the jury was discharged on Friday after failing to reach any verdicts.

Farmers are facing dangerous situations. Stock image.
Farmers are facing dangerous situations. Stock image.

Garraghan, of Hazlewood Crescent, Kensington, west London, her boyfriend Leon Douglas, of Flowers Close, Dollis Hill, north west London, Pablo Cripps, of Hesketh Place, Notting Hill, west London, and Adrian White, of Gordon Road, Northfleet, deny aggravated burglary and two charges of possessing a firearm.

They are alleged to have been involved in the raid at the then Poplar Avenue home of Colin Bevan in the early hours of July 23 last year while armed with a sawn-off shotgun and a stun gun.

One of the alleged victims was Andrew Bister, who was staying at the house at the time. Mr Bevan’s children and a friend were also there.

Douglas, 36, Cripps, 23, and White, 41, were remanded in custody. Bail was continued for 32-year-old Garraghan. She is on a tagged curfew from 9pm to 6am.

The prosecution was given 14 days to consider whether there should be a further trial.

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