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Chatham man Adam Green 'tried to murder mechanics at Gillingham yard in drive-by shooting over sale of faulty car', court told

06 March 2014
by Keith Hunt
Two mechanics suffered gun wounds in a motorcycle drive-by shooting in revenge for violence over the sale of a car with mechanical faults, a court heard today.
 
But the men allegedly shot by Adam Green had not been involved in either the sale of the car or the violence.
 
Dressed in black motorcycle gear with a full-face helmet, 26-year-old Green discharged a shotgun from his motocross style bike, Maidstone Crown Court was told.
Police respond to reports of a shooting in Railway Street, Gillingham

Police respond to reports of a shooting in Railway Street, Gillingham

Kurdish men Dara Shikah and Nabil Kheder were left with wounds to their legs at a yard in Railway Street, Gillingham.
 
Green's brother Steven, 28, is accused of trying to help him by hiding evidence and his 22-year-old sister Melissa by providing him with a false alibi.
 
Prosecutor Catherine Donnelly said a week before the shooting on April 13 2012 the siblings' brother Tony and Rachel Darby bought a Ford Focus car from Auyb Kakacan and Dan Sharify at the yard.
 
After discovering faults they asked mechanic Mark Payne, known as Sparky, to inspect the vehicle.
 
He found a problem with the suspension, which was extremely dangerous and said it would not have passed an MOT test.
Police at the scene of the shooting in Railway Street

Police at the scene of the shooting in Railway Street

Mr Green confronted Mr Kakacan and Mr Sharify and demanded they pay for the car to be fixed, but they denied there was anything wrong.
 
Mr Kakacan then picked up a metal bar and swung it at Mr Green. Adam Green walked from behind a car and Mr Kakacan and Mr Sharify struck him on the arm as he raised it in self-defence.
 
Jurors heard that before leaving, Mr Payne heard Adam Green shout: "We will be back here tomorrow with a shotgun."
 
"We will be back here tomorrow with a shotgun..." - what Adam Green allegedly shouted
The next day, two orange and black motorbikes arrived at the yard and stopped. The rider of one stood up, raised a double-barrelled shotgun and fired at Mr Shikah and Mr Kheder, the court heard.
 
Mr Payne was standing nearby with his partner and moved their child in a pushchair to safety. Mr Payne had a surface wound to his stomach.
 
The motorbikes sped off towards Gillingham. Mr Shikah and Mr Kheder were treated at Medway Maritime Hospital.
 
Miss Donnelly said Mr Payne was sure the gunman was Adam Green. He had seen him riding "hundreds" of motorcycles and had pictures on Facebook.
 
Steven Green's ex-partner told police he asked her to hide a bag of clothes for him as there may be gunshot residue on them from the shooting.
 
"She asked him if he did it and he said no," Miss Donnelly told the jury. "He said he was there but did not do it."
Armed officers were called to the Gillingham industrial plot

Armed officers were called to the Gillingham industrial plot

Police seized KTM motorcycles registered to Adam Green from a garage in Hards Town, Chatham, where he lived. The number plate was said to have been altered on one.
 
He was arrested at Stone Court Hotel, in Maidstone, on April 16. Gunshot residue was found on clothing seized, said Miss Donnelly.
 
Adam Green, of Hards Town, Chatham, denies two charges of attempted murder and Melissa Green, of Lord Duncan Court, Duncan Road, Gillingham, denies perverting the course of justice.
 
Steven Green, of Luton Road, Chatham, has been found unfit to plead to a perverting charge and the jury will just have to decide whether he "did the act".
 
The trial continues.

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