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Second trial ordered for Suffolk vicar on theft charges

The Rev Canon Ian Finn will face a second trial on charges of fraud, the Crown Prosecution Service announced last week. Last month a jury sitting at the Ipswich Crown Court was discharged after it failed to reach a verdict on charges that Canon Finn, who is also Rural Dean of Clare and an honorary canon of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, had kept £12,707 in funeral and wedding fees paid to him between June 2007 and March 2014 whilst serving as rector of St Mary the Virgin in Haverhill The trial has been tentatively set for 27 June 2016 and is expected to take six days. Canon Finn remains free on bail.

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