Jury discharged in trial of four accused of flat attack


The jury has been discharged in the trial of four men accused of attacking the occupants of a Boston flat.

Judge Simon Hirst discharged the jury at Lincoln Crown Court for legal reasons and a retrial before a new jury is due to commence after Easter.

Four men each denied two charges of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on September 12, 2015. They are Andris Apstis, 36, of no fixed address; Mark Gidevic, 27, of Granville Street, Boston; Aleksandr Kudriasov, 40, of Glen Drive, Boston; and Andrej Kiselov, 39, of Tattershall Road, Boston.

All four men together with Marina Erte, 32, of Glen Drive, Boston, also denied a charge of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice by cleaning items of clothing.

The charges followed an alleged incident at a flat in Trinity Street, Boston, when a group of men armed with weapons burst into the property and attacked two residents.