Isle of Man Attorney General retrial jury sworn in

A jury of seven has been sworn in at the retrial of the island's attorney general over charges of perjury and acts against public justice.

Stephen Mark Harding, 52, was suspended from his role as the main legal adviser to the Manx government, in 2012.

It is alleged Mr Harding lied under oath during an Advocates Disciplinary Tribunal in 2010 and "submitted false documents".

Mr Harding, from Glen Vine, denies both charges against him.

The charges relate to the period between April 2010 and September 2010, when Mr Harding was a Manx government advocate, a position he had held since 1992.

A jury of seven was discharged by Deemster Birkett last December after failing to reach unanimous verdicts.

The retrial at Douglas Court House is expected to last about two weeks.

Mr Harding, who became attorney general on 1 April 2011, has been temporarily replaced by John Quinn, who is acting in the role.

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