Two men cleared over gun charges

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

TWO men have been for­mally cleared of a firearms of­fence fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent in Smeeth in which armed po­lice were called.

Myles Yar­ney, 36, and Steven McIn­tosh, 41, had pleaded not guilty to pos­sess­ing a firearm on Au­gust 26, 2008, as­sault caus­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm and af­fray.

Mr Yar­ney, of North Road, Hythe, and Mr McIn­tosh, of Bin­don Blood, Whit­field, Dover, were due to stand trial at Maid­stone Crown Court.

But last Fri­day the prose­cu­tion of­fered no ev­i­dence in re­la­tion to the charges and for­mal not guilty ver­dicts were en­tered.

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