A JURY is continuing to consider its verdict in a murder trial.

Joseph Eke, 22, is charged with fatally attacking Broadmayne toddler Harry House at the home he shared with Harry’s mum and Eke’s then partner Lauren O’Neill.

Winchester Crown Court has been hearing evidence for several weeks and retired at 12.30pm on Tuesday to consider the evidence.

Today they returned to the court and were sent home at around 4.30pm. They are set to continue to discuss the case tomorrow for a third day of deliberations.

Judge Mrs Justice May said: “The crown says that when you examine the evidence, taken together with time the injuries would have been inflicted, then there is only one conclusion.

“The defence argued that Lauren was alone with Harry before coming down to put the washing on and going to the shop. When she was alone with Harry she could have inflicted those injuries.”