Northfleet murder trial jury retire

PUBLISHED: 13:10 07 June 2011

Victim Ted Shaxted

Victim Ted Shaxted


Four men accused of murdering an alcoholic in his own home are awaiting the outcome of their trial as jurors retired to consider verdicts today.

Ted Shaxted, 36, of Wallis Park, Northfleet, died 12 days after suffering multiple injuries during an assault on December 2 2007.

Maidstone Crown Court heard how Kevin Horlock, 32, allegedly arranged the attack claimed to be carried out by Marvin Service, 35, Bill Saunders, 30 and Trevor Lees, 38.

Horlock, of Hatfield Road, Strood, Service, of Brandon Street, Gravesend, Saunders of Denton Caravan Site, Shamrock Road, Gravesend, and Lees, of London Road, Northfleet, all deny murder, manslaughter and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Horlock, Service and Saunders also deny causing grievous bodily harm. Lees has, however, admitted this charge.

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