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Jurors due to retire in Totton raid case
9:49am Thursday 23rd August 2012 in News
JURORS were due to retire today to consider their verdicts in the case of two men accused of forcing their way into the home of a self-employed builder and terrifying his wife in a raid.
They have heard how nurse Louise Henning answered a knock at the front of their home in Testwood Lane, Totton , to be confronted by two masked strangers, one brandishing a firearm.
She was forced into the hallway and while one held her down, his accomplice rummaged through the house before they fled.
Her husband, Luke, who had been working nearby, dashed back to the house, and they found that about £2,000 in cash was missing.
Matthew Harfield, 35, of no fixed address, and Jamie Dalton, 21, of Kingsdown Way, Southampton , deny aggravated burglary and possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
The prosecution say Mrs Henning’s blood was discovered on Harfield’s shoes and Dalton’s DNA was found under her fingernails.