A JURY is still considering its verdict in the Cameron Hamilton murder trial.

Members of the jury were sent out to begin their deliberations at 12pm on Monday, four weeks after the trial began.

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

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.

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 and he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The jury is yet to return with a verdict.