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Policeman jury trial out

PUBLISHED: 10:36 21 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:49 30 June 2010

The jury in the case of a Great Yarmouth police officer charged with fraud has been sent out to consider its verdict.

Simon Hood, is alleged to have made a false representation to the Royal Bank of Scotland, acting on behalf of Tesco insurance, to make a gain by lying about the theft of his Audi TT car.

The jury in the case of a Great Yarmouth police officer charged with fraud has been sent out to consider its verdict.

Simon Hood, is alleged to have made a false representation to the Royal Bank of Scotland, acting on behalf of Tesco insurance, to make a gain by lying about the theft of his Audi TT car.

Norwich Crown Court has heard how he allegedly concocted the plan with Peter Marsh, 41, of Tillett Close, Ormesby, who is also on trial.

Both men deny the charge relating to a period between March 12 and May 31 last year.

The jury retired at 4.15pm yesterday after Judge Darroch completed his summing up of the trial, which started on Monday.

Earlier in the day, the jury heard Michael Clare, defending Hood, read out a number of character references in support of his client, one of which said he was a “testament to the uniform” and described the concept of him being involved in any wrongdoing as “extraordinary”.

The jury is due to resume its deliberations at 10am today.


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