NEWPORT SHOOTING TRIAL: Phone usage analysed in shooting trial
9:26am Friday 16th May 2014 in News
THE JURY in the trial of four men accused of an alleged drive-by shooting were shown maps displaying the usage of the defendant’s mobile phones on the day in question.
Lewis Bridge, 23, of Nash Drive; Brogan Hooper, 21 of Feering Street; Ryan Battersby, 25 and Gary Rabjohns, 25, both of no fixed abode, are each charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent against John Phillips, Shanice Francis and Michael Wall during an alleged shooting on Chepstow Road, Newport on September 3 of last year.
Rabjohns is also accused with attempting to pervert the course of justice. All four deny the charges.
The jury at Newport Crown Court heard yesterday from Darren Greener, a forensic communications analyst employed by Sytech Consultants, who were asked to carry out analysis of the defendants’ phones by Gwent Police.
The analysis showed that on September 3 Battersby and Rabjohns’ phones were near the Langstone area between 7.33pm and 8.38pm.