Jury sworn in Louth manslaughter trial

Court news
Court news

A jury in the trial of a man accused of the manslaughter of Louth man Richard Woods has today (Monday) been sworn in.

Harry Scott, 23, formerly of Ramsgate, Louth, denies the manslaughter of Mr Woods in January last year.

Mr Woods, 32, was found dead at a house in Spring Terrace, Louth, at around 5.30am on January 12, 2014.

The trial at Lincoln Crown Court is expected to last between three and four weeks.

Judge Sean Rafferty QC told the jury of five women and seven men: “There is no issue in this case that a person died. The issue is how that came about.”

After being selected the jury were sent home for the rest of the day.

The prosecution are not expected to open their case until Tuesday or Wednesday.