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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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Shelterbox founder looking forward to new chapter after learning he will not face a re-trial

The founder of Cornish charity Shelterbox says he's looking forward to starting a new chapter in his life after learning he will not face a re-trial over being accused of fraud.

65-year-old Tom Henderson - who no longer works for the charity - was found not guilty of fraud by a judge after allegations he had awarded lucrative contracts to his son's firm.

After a six-week trial, Mr. Henderson, his son John and another man, Darren Gervis, were discharged, after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

All three denied conspiracy to commit fraud. They were waiting to hear whether or not the prosecution would seek a re-trial - and have now been told it will not, after the judge's order that not guilty verdicts be returned on all three.

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