Du trial defence starts

Jurors in the case of Anxiang Du at Northampton Crown Court have begun hearing evidence for the Defence.

The 8 women and 4 men have been told details of the long running legal battle which ran for ten years between Anxiang Du, his wife Can Chen and Jeff and Helen Ding.

The first witness called by Rebecca Trowler QC was Mr Anthony Keating who'd been the solicitor for Anxiang Du and Can Chen between 2004-2010 during proceedings at the High Court.

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