Com­plex in­ves­ti­ga­tion for po­lice

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

SE­NIOR In­ves­ti­gat­ing Of­fi­cer Det Ch Insp Mick Atkin­son said: ‘We worked closely with the Crown Prose­cu­tion Ser­vice to bring this case be­fore the court as it was be­lieved it was one which a jury should de­cide upon. “It was a com­plex in­ves­ti­ga­tion for us to fol­low through due to the his­tory and re­la­tion­ships be­tween the par­ties in­volved. “The jury clearly took into ac­count Mr Batch­e­lor’s ev­i­dence around the fact that the gun was dis­charged ac­ci­den­tally and there­fore he was ac­quit­ted of mur­der­ing Matthew Cle­ments. “We would urge any­one who feels un­der threat in a sit­u­a­tion like this one to con­tact po­lice and not to take the law into their own hands.”

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