Jury sworn in for Mayfield murder trial

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a teenager from Crowborough accused of murdering a Government tax adviser in Mayfield earlier this year.

Mayfield-Murder-ftBen Bamford, now aged 18, of South Street in Crowborough, is accused of killing Paul Jeffries a senior civil servant at HMRC.

Mr Jeffries, 52, was found dead at his home in Coggins Mill Lane in Mayfield in February, after concerns were raised by colleagues that he had not been seen for a few days.

A post mortem found that Mr Jeffries had died from multiple injuries.

Today a jury, and two reserve jurors, were asked to return to Lewes Crown Court tomorrow (Tuesday 8th), when the prosecuting barrister will make his opening address starting at 2pm.

The trial is expected to last two, maybe three, weeks.

Ben Bamford denies murder.

See the prosecutions opening address: Senior civil servant’s throat was slashed severing his jugular.

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