Jury set to be sworn in for Tavis Spencer-Aitkens murder trial
PUBLISHED: 12:39 26 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:39 26 November 2018
The trial of six people charged with murder in connection with the death of Ipswich teenager Tavis Spencer-Aitkens got underway today with the selection of a prospective jury panel.
The panel was selected out of 60 potential jurors and a jury is expected to be sworn in tomorrow.
Prosecution counsel Oliver Glasgow QC is expected to open the case, which is expected to last up to February 15, on Monday, December 3.
Before Ipswich Crown Court are Aristote Yenge, 22, of no fixed address, Adebayo Amusa, 19, of Sovereign Road in Barking, Callum Plaats, 23, of Ipswich, Leon Glasgow, 41, of no fixed address, Isaac Calver, 18, of St Helen’s Street, Ipswich, and a 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons, who are also accused of murder.
All six defendants have been charged with acting together in the murder of Mr Spencer-Aitkens, 17, of Pownall Road, Ipswich on June 2.
Mr Spencer-Aitkens died in Packard Avenue and his funeral was attended by hundreds of people.