Murder trial to start after death of James Green in Northfleet
Floral tributes laid
after James Green's death
The trial's due to start today of two teenagers accused of
murdering a man at a flat in Northfleet earlier this year.
Sixteen jurors, four of them reserves, were selected at
Maidstone Crown Court yesterday, and the final 12 will be sworn in
Tommy Presley, 18, of Bankside, Northfleet, and a 17-year-old
youth, from Gravesend, who cannot be identified, deny murdering
29-year-old James Green, who suffered fatal knife wounds at a flat
in Fishermen’s Hill on June 21.
Judge Jeremy Carey disqualified any potential jurors living
within the DA11 postcode and any who might have a close
relationship with serving police officers based at the North Kent
stations of Ebbsfleet and Gillingham.
The judge said there would be a visit to the scene of the
alleged crime this afternoon.
The trial is expected to last three to four weeks.
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