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ROY BLACKMAN MURDER: Trial jury retires for verdict

Monday 26th September 2016

The jury in the Roy Blackman murder trial have retired to consider their verdict.

Mr Blackman, 73, of Biddenden, was killed in march during an attack on his home.

Defendant Mark Love, 38, of Staplehurst, is also alleged to have been part of the gang who are suspected of carrying out the violent burglary a month before at the home of champion clay pigeon marksman George Digweed.

The tria at Maidstone Crown court has lasted three weeks.

Mr Love denied murder and aggravated burglary, claiming in evidence he could not remember what he did on the day of the murder  asit was “just an ordinary day”.