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Julian Gardner Sussex farm death: Two freed from bail

Julian Gardner
Image caption A post-mortem examination found Mr Gardner suffered multiple injuries at his farm

Two people arrested on suspicion of the murder of Julian Gardner at his Sussex farm will face no further action.

Sussex Police said an 18-year-old woman from Eastbourne and a 22-year-old man from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, were told when they answered bail on Tuesday.

Mr Gardner, 53, was attacked at Bush Barn Farm, off the A21 near Robertsbridge in the early hours of 11 October last year.

Five men are due at Lewes Crown Court on Friday charged with manslaughter.

The five men, who are also charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, are Terrence Bristow, 40, of Chart Road, Great Chart, Ashford; Marcus Bristow, 31, of Mock Lane, Great Chart, Ashford; Lee Delay, 22, of Whitegate Close, Tunbridge Wells; Christopher Leek, 29, of Pear Tree Close, Cranbrook and Paul Dunn, 32, of Fryth Crescent, Cranbrook.

A sixth man, Terence Dunn, 56, of Tanyards Estate, Sandhurst, Kent, will appear in court at the same hearing charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Mr Gardner suffered multiple injuries in the incident at the farm, where he ran an agricultural and car repair business.

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