Hampshire lollipop man death jury fails to reach verdict
- 14 November 2013
- From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight
The jury in a trial of a woman accused of causing the death of an 82-year-old lollipop man by careless driving has failed to reach a verdict.
Lauren Paul, 22 of Ramblers Way, Waterlooville, Hampshire hit Raymond Elsmore in her car while he was escorting a pedestrian on 5 December.
The jury of seven women and five men failed to reach a majority verdict at Portsmouth Crown Court.
Prosecutor Matthew Lawson told the court he would be seeking a retrial.
Ms Paul wept in the dock as Judge Roger Hetherington adjourned the case to a date to be set.
Mr Elsmore had worked for about 10 years helping children at Queen's Inclosure Primary School in Waterlooville.