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Jury to retire in Leeswood robbery case

THE JURY is expected to be asked to consider its verdict today (Tuesday) after a couple were tied up and robbed of £140,000 cash and jewellery in their own home.

Peter and Jacqueline Davies, 64 and 65, were subjected to a terrifying ordeal at their home in Leeswood when three masked men armed with a knife and a screw driver burst in. The jury has heard how scrap metal merchant Mr Davies was bound with tape and his clothes cut off him with a knife.

Attackers tied up his wife and threatened to kill her husband unless they revealed where their cash and jewellery was kept. The couple were left tied to a snooker table in their hall and covered in oil.

Jeweller Laurence Bernard Levey, 56, of Mossley Hill Drive in Liverpool, and Gary Warner, 45, of Boteler Court, Warrington, deny conspiring to rob the couple between August 1 and 26 last year.

Yesterday the prosecution and defence summed up their cases at Mold Crown Court.

The prosecution alleged Warner was one of the three masked robbers at the house and claim Levey – who had been to the Davies’ house previously to be paid cash for a £13,500 Rolex watch – was part of the plan after identifying him as a potentially lucrative target.

Levey has said he had no idea how his telephone number came to be on Warner’s phone.

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