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Further delays in Sarah Groves murder trial

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The murder trial of Guernsey woman Sarah Groves has faced further delays due to the non-attendance of witnesses.

Sarah’s father Vic Groves said the Prosecutor should be replaced and described him as ‘totally ineffective’ after he failed to produce three witnesses, despite orders from the judge.

Sarah’s body was found on a houseboat in Kashmir in April 2013.

Richard de Wit, who is accused with Sarah’s murder, was brought to court but because of the lack of witnesses, the case was immediately adjourned until next week.

Today’s was the 123rd scheduled hearing in the trial.

Despite this latest setback, Vic and Kate Groves have new hope in moving the case forward after meeting with the Indian High Commissioner to the UK in Guernsey today.

After years of obstacles, Mr and Mrs Grove say that they couldn’t wish for a better opportunity to put their case forward to a more serious platform and hope that this could be ‘a big step forward'.