THE trial into an alleged scam involving a 90-year old in Oxford has collapsed.

Prosecutors at Oxford Crown Court claim that Daniel West, of Clifton, Nottingham, burgled an elderly victim in Oxford stealing four cheques between April 23 and May 29 last year. Those cheques were later used to fleece the man, jurors were told during the trial of the 31-year old this week, and empty his bank account.

Yesterday the jury panel was discharged in light of further enquiries to be made into the case. A future hearing will be held to assess the status of the case on May 10.