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Judge sums up trial of murder of Kempston grandfather before the jury retires

By Bedfordshire On Sunday  |  Posted: April 01, 2014

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THE judge hearing the trial of four teenagers accused of the murder of Kempston grandfather Sharif Demirsay has started his summing up the proceedings ahead of the jury being sent out to consider a verdict.

The 65-year-old grandfather was stabbed to death at his home in Vineyard Way during a robbery for Asian gold in May last year.

Travis Dixon-Charles, 18, Courtney Glynn, 19, a 17-year-old, who cannot be identified, and a 16-year-old youth, who also cannot be identified, all plead not guilty to the murder of Mr Demirsay on the evening of May 14 last year.

Mr Glynn and the 17-year-old also plead not guilty to aggravated burglary. All four teenagers deny unlawfully wounding Mr Demirsay's partner, who trial judge Mr Justice Singh has now directed should not be identified.

The judge will be finishing early today (Tuesday, April 1) and will continue his summing up tomorrow.

The case is not sitting at Luton Crown Court on Thursday and Friday of this week, but will resume next Monday (April 7), when the judge will probably send the jury out to consider their verdicts.

The case continues.

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