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Teenagers' sex assault trial halted

A Belfast Crown Court jury was discharged yesterday after it emerged there was a possibility of
A Belfast Crown Court jury was discharged yesterday after it emerged there was a possibility of "more potential material" regarding CCTV (stock photo)

By Ashleigh McDonald

A trial involving two teenagers accused of offences linked to an alleged sexual assault at a shopping centre in Belfast has been halted.

A Belfast Crown Court jury was discharged yesterday after it emerged there was a possibility of "more potential material" regarding CCTV.

The two defendants were charged with offences against a 25-year old woman, with the Crown's case that she was sexually assaulted in the Victoria Square mall in the early hours of September 28 last year.

One teenager was charged with two counts of oral rape, two counts of attempted oral rape and seven counts of indecent assault, while his co-accused was charged with aiding and abetting him. The pair denied all charges levelled against them.

The trial is due to be relisted again in the new year.

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