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Second man in Robertsbridge farm murder case bailed

Julian Gardner
Image caption Police believe Julian Gardner was killed during a burglary that went wrong

A second man arrested over the death of businessman Julian Gardner at his farm in East Sussex has been bailed.

The 29-year-old man from the Ashford area of Kent was held on Friday in connection with the death of Mr Gardner, 53, on 11 October.

He was released on bail until 26 November. A 40-year-old man from Ashford is also on bail.

Mr Gardner suffered multiple injuries after apparently disturbing thieves in outbuildings at his Robertsbridge farm.

Police believe Mr Gardner was the victim of a botched robbery at Bush Barn Farm where he ran an agricultural and car repair business.

One theory is that he was crushed between two vehicles.

Mr Gardner's body was found by his business partner. He had suffered several fractures and compression injuries.

Two burnt-out vehicles were found abandoned a few miles away.

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