A JURY is not set to be sworn in for a Bournemouth murder trial until at least tomorrow, a court has heard.

A 16-year-old boy from London, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of murdering James Cutting in Boscombe Chine Gardens on June 30 last year.

He is also charged with attempting to murder another man, wounding with intent and being concerned in the supply of class A drugs – cocaine and diamorphine – to another. The boy denies all charges.

Khalid Nuur Mohamed, aged 19 and of Grange Park Road, Leyton, Waltham Forest, is accused of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and diamorphine to another and assisting an offender. Nicholas Mark Bransky, aged 49, and of Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, is accused of assisting an offender. Mohamed and Bransky have pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Judge Keith Cutler CBE, the Recorder of Winchester, is presiding over the trial which was listed to begin at Winchester Crown Court on Monday.

During a brief hearing yesterday, it was confirmed the trial had been delayed due to an issue with a Covid-19 test for one of the defendants.

Judge Cutler said the case will be listed for this afternoon to get an update on the situation, with the possibility of jury empanelment taking place on Thursday, January 7.