Jury in hairdresser HIV case finishes deliberations for the week

The jury in the case of a hairdresser accused of trying to infect his male lovers with HIV has finished its deliberations for the week.

The panel of seven women and five men has been discussing the case of Daryll Rowe at Lewes Crown Court since Wednesday afternoon.

He faces 10 charges - five counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and five counts of attempting to do so.

For the past six weeks the 27-year-old, originally from Edinburgh, has been on trial after denying allegations that he tried to infect 10 men he met on gay dating app Grindr by having unprotected sex or by tampering with condoms.

The court heard he moved to Brighton, where he met eight of his alleged victims, shortly after being diagnosed with the virus in Edinburgh in April 2015.

The court is not sitting on Monday and Tuesday so the deliberations will resume at 10am on Wednesday.

Judge Christine Henson QC reminded the jurors they are not to discuss the case outside the court.

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