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Basingstoke man Henry Assumang was accused of infecting two women with the HIV virus
A BASINGSTOKE man accused of infecting two women with the HIV virus has died, his lawyer has confirmed.
Henry Assumang, of Coppice Pale, Chineham, was charged with two counts of inflicting grievous bodily harm on the women.
The 34-year-old was alleged to have had sexual relationships with the women between 2007 and 2010 after meeting them on nights out in Basingstoke.
Judge Jane Miller QC had approved a request by the Crown Prosecution Service to stop the case against him due to ill health, at a hearing held at Winchester Crown Court last Thursday.
Today, Assumang’s solicitor Karen Todner, of London-based firm Kaim Todner, confirmed to The Gazette that Mr Assumang had died.
In an email to The Gazette, she said: “I can confirm that Henry has died.”
It is not yet clear when, where or how Assumang died.
The decision to suspend the prosecution of Assumang came after several hearings at Winchester Crown Court over the past 20 months.
Assumang, who was HIV positive and originally from Ghana, pleaded not guilty to the two charges in January last year and the case was originally listed for trial that June.
However, concerns were raised before the court about his health, delaying and eventually stopping proceedings.
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