Keelan Wilson murder trial halted for judge to have coronavirus test

A murder trial has been temporarily put on hold while the judge in the case has a coronavirus test.

Wolverhampton Crown Court
Wolverhampton Crown Court

The case into the death of Keelan Wilson will resume on Thursday.

The trial's judge, Mr Michael Chambers QC, told jurors at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday that a fellow judge had tested positive for Covid-19.

Mr Chambers said he has been instructed to take a test also and has postponed the trial under Thursday afternoon.

He told the court: "On Friday afternoon, it was reported to me that one of my fellow judges was feeling unwell.

"They went home, had a Covid-19 test and unfortunately that has come back positive.

"The good news is they appear to be well and [will make a] recovery."

He said as it was a "colleague of mine" he also has been told to "take a Covid-19 test".

Jurors have been told the case will resume at 2pm on Thursday.

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