First verdicts returned in Gardner death trial

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THE first verdicts have been returned in the Julian Gardner case this lunchtime (April 10).

Marcus Bristow, 32, of Mock Lane, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent, has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Lee Delay, 23, of Whitegate Close, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Christopher Leek, 30, of Pear Tree Close, Cranbrook, Kent, has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Paul Dunn, 33, of Fryth Crescent, Cranbrook, Kent, has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Oliver Payne, 25, of Sandhurst Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, has been found not guilty of manslaughter and guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Terrence Dunn, 57, of Tanyards Estate, Sandhurst, Kent, has been found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The jury will continue to consider its verdicts in relation to further charges this afternoon.

Julian Gardner was found dead at his farm in Robertsbridge in October 2010.