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Jury in fraud trial of Shelterbox founder 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 was accused of securing lucrative contracts for his son to help him buy a new house.

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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.

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