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Heartache for Lauren Patterson's family as re-trial is stalled AGAIN

Lauren with her mum Alison Credit: ITV

There's fresh heartache and frustration for the family of Kent teacher Lauren Patterson, after the retrial of a man accused of murdering her was adjourned AGAIN.

The 24 year old from West Malling went missing during a night out in Doha, where she was working as a primary school teacher, in 2013.

Her mother Alison had travelled to Doha for the 15th time, for today's hearing of Badr Hashim Khamis Abdallah al-Jabr, who was sentenced to death for stabbing Lauren Patterson and burning her body. He was granted leave to appeal in February.

However, the judge deferred the case until November 27th so that old witnesses could be recalled.

Only last month the re-trial was delayed because there wasn't a screen or projector available on which to play video evidence.

Alison Patterson will have to return to Doha next month Credit: ITV Meridian

Alison Patterson, from West Malling, has campaigned tirelessly for justice, and raised £30 000 to help her fight her daughter's case.

She voiced her frustration on her Facebook page this morning:

Just to let everyone know that there will unfortunately be another hearing on the 27th November to recall old witnesses more stalling tactics by the defence. Bitterly disappointed but will never ever give up on justice for Lauren Patterson.

– Alison Patterson on Facebook
Lauren went missing in 2013 Credit: ITV

Miss Patterson was just 24 when she went missing following a night out in 2013.

Her remains were found burned in a remote part of the desert with a knife still lodged in her rib cage.

Following her mother's long campaign for justice, al-Jabr was found guilty of her murder in 2014, despite maintaining Lauren had died accidentally.