Trial for Leighton Buzzard guitar player delayed amid mental health concerns

An upcoming trial is on hold for a well-known guitar player from Leighton Buzzard as he continues to receive mental health care.

Johann Perera, 43, was arrested back in February charged with two counts of stalking.

The charges against Mr Perera, of Stanbridge Road, run from 4 November 2013 to February 2 this year. They relate to two people and involve using fear of violence.

Mr Perera has been remanded in custody at HMP Bedford. Although he has pleaded not guilty, mental health reports are being prepared and after two preliminary hearings a trial date has yet to be set.

His father, well-known magistrate and sports coach Llasa Perera, died earlier this month while on a trip to Sri Lanka, as reported here.

Mr Perera’s next date at Luton Crown Court will be on August 18.