Jury discharged in Kerr trial

Eddie Kerr
Eddie Kerr

The jury in the trial of a former charity boss accused of fraud has been discharged.

Edward Kerr, the former director of the multi-cultural charity SEEDs,was on trial at Derry Crown Court accused of 15 offences relating to funding applications to Derry City Council and the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister.

The 60-year-old denied four charges of forgery, four charges of using a false instrument and seven charges of fraud.

All the offences were allegedly committed between February 2009 and March 2011.

On the fifth day of the trial the jury were discharged for legal reasons. Judge Donna McColgan told the jury the trial could not continue without this legal issue being resolved.

Kerr was released on continuing bail and the case will be mentioned again at the end of the month.