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Defendant Brian Sharp to stand trial accused of murder after Tim Clayton died after being found in car park behind Europa House in Folkestone

11 March 2014
by Paul Hooper

A Folkestone man will go on trial in June accused of killing father-of-two Tim Clayton.

Brian Sharp, 54, appeared at Canterbury Crown Court and pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Clayton, 45, in November last year.

Sharp, of Manor Road, spoke only twice during the 10-minute hearing, to confirm his name and enter his plea.

Tim Clayton was a popular worker at Comet

Tim Clayton was a popular worker at Comet

The trial is expected to take between two to three weeks and he was remanded in custody. He is expected to be defended by Oliver Saxby QC.

Mr Clayton was found unconscious from head injuries in a car park behind Europa House, the Natwest bank building in Sandgate Road.

The man was found badly injured behind Europa House in Folkestone. Picture @Kent_999s

The man was found badly injured behind Europa House in Folkestone. Picture: @Kent_999s

Police at the scene of the attack behind Europa House in Folkestone. Picture @Kent_999s

Police at the scene of the attack behind Europa House in Folkestone. Picture: @Kent_999s

He died from his injuries the following day in the Royal London Hospital.


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