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Shelterbox founder Tom Henderson awaits decision on potential re-trial

Tom Henderson appearing at an earlier hearing. Credit: PA Images

A decision is expected today on whether the founder of Cornish charity Shelterbox will face a re-trial.

65 year-old Tom Henderson was accused of fraud after allegedly securing lucrative contracts for his son.

But following a six-week trial he was discharged after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

Shelterbox say they're 'very disappointed' that fraud case not resolved

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.’

– Alison Wallace, ShelterBox Chief Executive

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Jury in Shelterbox trial fail to reach verdict

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.

Jury can return majority verdict in trial of Shelterbox founder

Tom Henderson appearing at an earlier hearing Credit: PA

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.

Jury still out in trial of Shelterbox founder

Tom Henderson appearing at an earlier hearing Credit: PA

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.

Jury goes out in fraud trial of Shelterbox founder

Tom Henderson (left) is accused of awarding contracts to his son's firm. Credit: ITV West Country

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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Man cleared of all charges in crossbow murder trial

A man accused of murdering his brother-in-law using a crossbow, has been found not guilty by a jury at Truro Crown Court.

Daniel Schofield said at his trial that he shot Roy Hanson by mistake - and today a jury agreed. He was also found not guilty of a charge of gross negligence manslaughter.

The tragic accident took place at a farm in St Keverne in Cornwall last year.

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