HC Deb 18 January 2001 vol 361 c396W
Mr. Mackinlay

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department if he will make a statement on the circumstances under which a recent High Court trial was abandoned as a result of the liaison of a police officer with a member of the jury. [145740]

Jane Kennedy

The re-trial of the case in question, which commenced on 15 December 2000, was halted by His Honour Judge Crawford Lindsay QC when the court received information to the effect that a female juror was in a relationship with one of the police officers who had been assigned as her jury protection officer.