Four guilty of manslaughter of Julian Gardner

Julian Gardner was killed on his farm in October 2010
Julian Gardner was killed on his farm in October 2010
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FOUR men have been found guilty of the manslaughter of Julian Gardner at his farm in Robertsbridge in October 2010.

Marcus Bristow, Terence Bristow, Lee Delay and Paul Dunn were all found guilty of manslaughter as the Lewes Crown Court jury delivered its verdict shortly before 4pm on Tuesday (April 10).

The jury was discharged in the case of Christopher Leek after failing to reach a verdict on the charge of manslaughter.

The verdicts in full:

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

Terence Bristow, 41, of Chart Road, Great Chart, Ashford, Kent, has been found guilty of manslaughter, 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 manslaughter, 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 manslaughter, 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.

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.

Sentencing is due to take place at Lewes Crown Court on Wednesday morning (April 11).