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Six in court over Julian Gardner Sussex farm death

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

Six men have appeared in court charged in connection with the death of a man at his Sussex farm.

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

Five men, all from Kent, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Friday charged with manslaughter.

A sixth man, charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, was also in court.

All the men are due to appear again at Lewes Crown Court on 2 September.

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

The five men, charged with manslaughter and 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.

Terence Dunn, 56, of Tanyards Estate, Sandhurst, Kent, is charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

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