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A MAN accused of torturing someone with a hot iron for his bank PIN number has declined to give any evidence in his defence.

Darren Harrison denies torturing Eugen Vionea.

But his defence barrister Barry McEldugg offered no evidence at his trial at Portsmouth Crown Court yesterday.

Mr McElduff said: ‘His case, members of the jury, is “I wasn’t there”.

‘How many times can he repeat that in cross-examination?’

He added: ‘The prosecution brings this case against Mr Harrison, it’s their duty to prove it.’

Mr McElduff told the jury they must be sure he did it to find him guilty.

Harrison allegedly attacked Mr Voinea, 38, at the flat he was staying at in Chidham Walk, Havant, in May last year.

Harrison, 42, of Billy Lawn Avenue, Leigh Park, denies grievous bodily harm with intent, robbery and false imprisonment.