The Cornish charity Shelterbox have issued a statement saying they're "very disappointed" after the founder of the charity, who was accused of fraud, was discharged when a jury failed to come to a verdict:
‘It is very disappointing that these matters have yet to be resolved. It would not be proper for ShelterBox to comment further until we know how the Crown Prosecution Service wishes to proceed.’
The jury in the trial of Shelterbox founder Tom Henderson and his son John have been discharged after failing to reach a verdict.
The 65-year-old from Helston - who no longer works for the Shelterbox charity - was accused of securing lucrative contracts for his son to help him buy a new house.
The jury has been deliberating their verdict for the last week, but failed to come to a decision. It's not yet clear if there will be another trial.
The jury in the trial of Shelterbox founder Tom Henderson and his son John have been told that they can return a majority verdict.
The 65-year-old from Helston - who no longer works for the Shelterbox charity - is accused of securing lucrative contracts for his son to help him buy a new house.
They both deny conspiracy to commit fraud, along with another man, Darren Gervis.
The jury was sent out on Wednesday November 11.
The jury in the trial of Shelterbox founder Tom Henderson and his son John will start a fourth day of deliberations today.
The 65-year-old from Helston is accused of securing lucrative contracts for his son to help him buy a new house. They both deny conspiracy to commit fraud, along with another man, Darren Gervis.
The jury has been sent out in the trial of the founder of Cornish aid charity Shelterbox.
Tom Henderson (seen above on the left) is accused of awarding contracts for camping and survival equipment to his son's firm.
Tom and John Henderson both deny conspiracy to defraud, as does a third man Darren Gervis, from Beaminster in Dorset, who's accused of trying to hide the details from trustees.
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The trial of Tom Henderson, the founder of the Cornish charity Shelterbox, is set to continue in London this week.
The 63-year-old, who is no longer associated with to the Helston disaster charity, is alleged to have awarded supply contracts to his son John Henderson with the help of his colleague Darren Gervis.
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The second-in-command at the Cornish charity Shelterbox, has resigned just weeks after its founder was controversially sacked.
Lasse Petersen told staff the dismissal of Mr Henderson marked a sad day for the charity. Our Cornwall Correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
Today Shelterbox said that, as Mr Henderson is appealing the decision to sack him, it is unable to comment further. It did say that it hopes that the appeal process will start some time next week.
Shelterbox did add that it was its understanding that Lasse Petersen's resignation had nothing to do with Tom Henderson's dismissal.