Juryless trial convicts four

The first criminal trial without jury in 350 years of British legal history has convicted four Britons of armed robbery.

An appeals court accepted the prosecution argument that, in the aftermath of two trials that collapsed from alleged jury-tampering, judges should decide the case.

During the robbery, which took place in 2004, John Twomey, 62, Peter Blake, 57, Barry Hibberd, 43, and Glenn Cameron, 50 made off with 2.9 million dollars in Australian, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian currency.

However, some protesters outside the trial claimed that the lack of jury meant a lack of justice.

Posted via email from 4ZZZ News

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