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Kent man bailed after Julian Gardner farm murder arrest

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

A man arrested on suspicion of the murder of a businessman who died at his Sussex farm has been bailed

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

Officers from the Kent and Sussex police forces arrested a man in Sandhurst Road, Tunbridge Wells, on Thursday morning.

Sussex Police said on Friday that the man had been bailed until 5 September.

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

Manslaughter charges

Six men have already appeared in court following the incident.

Five men, all from Kent, have been charged with manslaughter and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

A sixth man, charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, has also appeared before Lewes Crown Court.

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

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
  • 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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