THE jury in the Reece James murder trial have retired to consider their verdict.

The panel of eight woman and four men were sent out to begin their deliberations at 10.40am after hearing four weeks of evidence at Winchester Crown Court.

Kieron Wellington, Keifer Hutchinson, Wayne Stephenson and Jerome Parkinson are accused of murdering Mr James in Roumelia Lane, Boscombe, in the early hours of July 25 last year.

Judge The Honourable Mrs Justice Nicola Davies told the jury they should reach a verdict on which they are all agreed.