Ex-Wimbledon champion Boris Becker is on trial in London | tennis | Sport

Judge Taylor told the jury: “You must set aside everything you have heard or preconceptions about this case, including anything about this defendant, and start with a blank page.

“You should ignore this defendant’s celebrity and treat him in exactly the same way as someone you’ve never heard of and who isn’t in the public eye.”

Judge Taylor said it was not implying that Becker “doesn’t speak English,” but that he may need help with “technical vocabulary such as legal concepts.” Prosecutor Rebecca Chalkley is reportedly set to open the case later on Monday afternoon.

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