A JURY remained locked in deliberation last night following the end of a five-week murder trial.

Scott Dawson, 41, has been appearing at Sheffield Crown Court charged with murdering 48-year-old Gary Dean, whose body was found in a ditch off House Carr Lane, Hood Green, by a passer-by on September 6 last year.

Carol Dawson, Scott’s 71-year-old mother, also denies playing any role in the murder.

The jury retired on Wednesday at 11.30am and will return to court this morning.