Man left fighting for life after attack while collecting scrap metal on his birthday in Dover
Canterbury Crown Court,
where the case is being heard
A man was left fighting for his life after a birthday night out
collecting scrap metal, a court heard.
For, instead of helping out a pal on the night of his 33rd
birthday, Wayne Sart ended up with a fractured skull and bleed
on the brain.
This was so serious it needed treatment by specialists at
the neurosurgical unit at London’s King’s College Hospital. He also
suffered a broken leg.
Now Frank Hedgecock, 34, of Cornwallis Avenue, Aylesham, Dave
Miller, 46, of Canterbury Road, Folkestone, and his brother Jim
Miller, 51, of Farthingloe Cottages, Folkestone Road, Dover, are
all facing a charge of causing grievous bodily harm with
intent after the incident at the Poulton Industrial Estate in
Jim Miller has also denied possessing an offensive weapon - an
iron bar - at the Poulton Industrial Estate, Dover.
Paul Valder, prosecuting, told Canterbury Crown
Court that Mr Sart had been in a relationship with James
Miller’s daughter and was a frequent visitor to their home.
Jim Miller’s partner had noticed gold jewellery had gone missing
from her bedroom and the suspicion was that Mr Sart, who has 93
previous convictions for which he has made 50 court appearances,
Mr Valder said Jim Miller had decided to take matters into his
own hands and began to actively look for Mr Sart.
At 9pm on November 18 last year, Hedgecock had telephoned his
friend Mr Sart, asking to meet up to collect scrap metal from the
industrial estate. Hedgecock duly picked up his friend and drove
“Frank Hedgecock knew he was driving Wayne Sart into a trap and
knew the Miller brothers were lying in wait,” said Mr Valder.
The case continues.
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