Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hampshire lollipop man death jury fails to reach verdict

Raymond Elsmore
Image caption Raymond Elsmore had worked as a patrol man for the school for about 10 years, the court heard

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.

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