||WIRE: 07/23/2001 11:33 am ET
Trial Delayed for Accused Burglar of Jerry Hall Home
LONDON (Reuters) - The trial of a man accused of burglarizing the home of Texan model Jerry Hall while she was appearing on stage has been delayed, a court official said on Monday.
David Michael Bryce, an antiques dealer from London, is accused of stealing jewelry, a laptop computer and candlestick, worth a combined $10,590 from her home in Richmond, southwest London, on September 27, 2000.
The burglary took place while Hall, former wife of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, was appearing in the London stage version of "The Graduate."
The trial at Kingston Crown Court was due to start on Monday but "there was trouble with witnesses," an official told Reuters. A new date for the trial will now be set next Monday.
Copyright 2001 Reuters News Service.
||Jagger Bodyguard Skips Court
Mick Jagger's bodyguard could face contempt of court charges for failing to show up at the trial of an antiques dealer accused of burgling Jerry Hall's home.
Clive Haynes, a key prosecution witness in the trial of David Bryce, failed to appear at Kingston Crown Court for the start of the four-day trial.
Adjourning the hearing for a date to be set, Judge Charles Tilling said: "Subject to any explanation, whoever hears this case may want to question why Mr Haynes absented himself from the jurisdiction when he should have known when this case would take place and may have to consider whether he was in contempt of court in absenting himself in that way."
Bryce, 33, of West Hampstead, London, is accused of stealing a laptop computer, two candlesticks, an earring, a dumb-bell and an umbrella from Miss Hall's £4m Richmond mansion last September.
Bryce was released on bail.
Last Modified: 17:45 UK, Monday July 23, 2001