Men in dock after spate of drive-by catapult attacks across north Kent
Three men have appeared in court in connection with a spate
of drive-by catapult shootings that caused damage to cars and
Dean Kenny, 23, of Pier Road, Greenhithe, 24-year-old Richard
Gaudoin, of Hawthorn Road, Dartford, and Ryan Burnside, 23, of
Lower Croft, Swanley, are all accused of conspiracy to commit
The trio made a brief appearance at Maidstone Crown Court
Gaudoin and Burnside stood in the dock while Kenny appeared via
a video link with Elmley Prison.
They were arrested following reports of damage caused in
Dartford, Sevenoaks and Gravesend between September 30 and October
Judge Charles Macdonald QC was told during the preliminary
hearing that a trial, which has been provisionally fixed to start
on March 25, could last up to two weeks.
Kenny, who was remanded in custody, and Gaudoin and Burnside,
who were released on bail, will return to court for a plea and case
management hearing on February 8.
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