The jury in the Leeds United footballers trial was sent home today without returning any further verdicts.

The seven men and four women had been deliberating during the past three days when the judge Mr Justice Poole discharged them until next week.

The jury is considering charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and affray against Leeds players

Jonathan Woodgate, 21, and Lee Bowyer, 24, and Woodgate's friends Paul Clifford and Neale Caveney, both 21.

They have all pleaded not guilty during an eight-week trial at Hull Crown Court.

The four are accused of beating and kicking 20-year-old student Sarfraz Najeib, of Rotherham, following a confrontation and chase in Leeds city centre in January last year.

The jury returned not guilty verdicts yesterday on a charge of conspiracy to pervert justice against another Leeds player, Michael Duberry, 25, and on Woodgate, Clifford and Caveney.

The jury will resume deliberations at 10.30am on Monday.

Updated: 16.20 Friday, April 6