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11 Mar 2020

Disabled pensioner murdered and set on fire – Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin prosecuting

The trial of Michael Bryant started last week at Maidstone Crown Court. Bryant is charged with murder and arson. The Crown allege that he brutally murdered his neighbour, a 68-year old amputee, by bludgeoning him to death with a hammer and cleaver before then setting his body alight. Bryant denies any involvement in the attack. The Crown’s case includes detailed expert evidence covering DNA, blood spatter, fingermarks and footmarks. The trial is expected to last 4 weeks.

Oliver Saxby QC and Nina Ellin are instructed by Ruth Dalziell, CPS South East Complex Casework Unit.

Please use the links below for press coverage of the case:-

BBC News

Daily Mail Online

Daily Telegraph

Metro News

The Mirror