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Jury discharged in trial of Ian Barnes who was accused of raping a sex worker

Published in The Eastern Daily News
5th April 2017


Norfolk
A Norwich Crown Court jury hearing a trial of a man accused of raping a sex worker has been discharged.

Ian Barnes, 24, formerly of Herring House, Great Yarmouth, had denied raping the woman on June 4, 2015.

He said sex had been consensual.

Barnes will face a retrial in June.