Kent

Kent family murder trial jury is dismissed

Jack Treeby
Image caption Jack Treeby suffered head and chest injuries when he was hit by a car

The jury has been dismissed in the trial of four members of the same family accused of murdering a relative.

Father-of-five Jack Treeby, 43, died after being run over with a Range Rover in Tovil, near Maidstone, in December.

His brother Bill Treeby, 50, Bill's wife Charity Treeby, 51, and their sons Billy Treeby, 29, and George Treeby, 23, all of Paddock Wood, deny murder.

The trial at Maidstone Crown Court was adjourned until Thursday when a new jury will be sworn in.

The four, of Queen Street, also each face a charge of attempting to murder Jack Treeby's brother Gary, who suffered bullet wounds during the incident, and causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent.

Seriously injured

They are also accused of the attempted murder and attempted GBH of Jack Treeby's son, Jack.

The family deny all charges against them.

Kent police were called to Quarry Road just before 1900 GMT on 27 December, following reports that two men had been seriously injured in a collision.

A man who suffered minor injuries after being hit by a vehicle was also treated at the scene.

The trial is expected to last up to eight weeks.

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