MANSLAUGHTER CASE LATEST: Jury continue their deliberations

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Jurors today (Friday) continue their deliberations in the case of the Louth man accused of the manslaughter of Richard Woods.

The jury of five women and seven men retired late yesterday to consider their verdicts in the trial of Harry Scott.

The prosecution claim that Scott unlawfully imprisoned Richard Woods in the loft of Mr Woods’ home in Spring Terrace, Louth, by raising the connecting ladder and securing it so that it could not be lowered.

The jury has heard that Richard Woods attempted to climb between two of the ladder steps and became trapped. He subsequently died as a result of asphyxiation.

Scott, 23, of Ramsgate, Louth, denies a charge of manslaughter as a result of the death of Richard Woods on 12 January last year.