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Day two of Kingswood shooting trial delayed due to virus

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A trial into an alleged shooting in Kingswood has been delayed after a juror became ill on day two.

Though it is being conducted under strict Covid-19 safety provisions, one of the panel reported falling ill after his family was struck by vomiting bug norovirus.

Bristol Crown Court has heard a man accused of robbery was shot twice in the buttocks in an attack in broad daylight.

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Shaquille Thompson was blamed for stealing two Rolex watches from jeweller Dominic Stewart, who was selling them on behalf of friends.

Bristol Crown Court was told that, following a pre-arranged meeting, three men attacked Mr Thompson on busy Hill Street around 2pm.

Mr Thompson was shot in the buttocks twice and stabbed in the thigh, the court was told.

Three men face a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with intent as well as affray on December 14 last year.

They are: Adelaja Brown, 31, of Chapel Road in Easton; Taurean Thompson, 31, of KIngswood; Andre Williams, 31, of no fixed address.

Taurean Thompson also faces a charge of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

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Tyree Sutherland, 31, of Chaplin Road in Bristol, faces charges of assisting an offender and possessing a firearm without authority.

The trial’s strict Covid-19 safety precautions include the 12 jurors masked and distanced from each by protective screens.

But on the second day of the trial today (September 2, 2021) proceedings failed to resume after a juror reported sick due to his family contracting norovirus.

Judge William Hart told the jury the bug may have spread among them.

He said: “I tell you that not to alarm you but, if you do get it, for you to understand where it came from.”

The judge said it had been possible for the Crown to rearrange witnesses without the trial being extended beyond its projected four weeks.

He adjourned the case until Monday in the hope of a full compliment of jurors.

The case continues.

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