THE jury in the Cameron Hamilton murder trial has been sent out.

Members of the jury were sent to begin their deliberations at 12pm on Monday.

Mr Hamilton was fatally stabbed after a fight broke out in Bournemouth Square in the early hours of Saturday, August 5.

Thomas Betteridge, 18, is accused of murdering him, while Lennie Hansen, 18, is accused of assisting an offender by swapping shoes with Betteridge after the stabbing.

Both defendants deny the charges and have been facing trial at Bournemouth Crown Court since Tuesday, January 30.

At the end of last week, prosecution and defence barristers concluded their evidence.

A charge of manslaughter was also added to the indictment for Betteridge.

He plead not guilty to the charge.