Gillingham man Robert Alderman, 21, in court charged with murdering father-of-five Paul Scott
Father-of-five Paul Scott
died four days after being attacked in Gillingham
A barman accused of murder after a father-of-five suffered a
broken leg during a violent incident has appeared at Maidstone
Robert Alderman had been working when he was alleged to have
been involved in a fight with 43-year-old Paul Scott outside
Gillingham railway station in Balmoral Road shortly after midnight
on Sunday, February 10.
Prosecutor Anthony Haycroft said Mr Scott afterwards complained
of pain in his leg and paramedics were called. They gave him some
advice and he went home to nearby Franklin Road.
He later went to hospital and was found to have a fracture. He
was treated and allowed home.
But Mr Haycroft said four days later Mr Scott suffered a
pulmonary embolism - a blockage of the main artery of the lung -
Wearing a grey cardigan, Alderman, 21, of Canadian Avenue,
Gillingham, spoke only to be identified.
Alexander Rooke, defending, applied for bail, stating Alderman
could live at his girlfriend’s home in Allhallows and a surety
could be provided.
Paul Scott, who died
after an alleged brawl in Gillingham, with wife Michelle
He was due to start a seasonal job as a barman at Haven Holiday
Park on February 25.
But Judge Philip Statman refused bail and remanded Alderman in
custody until May 1, when a plea will be entered. The judge gave
leave for another bail application to be made at a later stage.
A provisional trial date was set for August 5.
Mr Scott's heartbroken widow Michelle, fighting back tears, said
earlier: "He was just the best husband in the world and the best
dad and granddad.
"He was just everything to me and my family and kids. I just
want to know why and I want him home."
Tragically, Mr Scott's grief-stricken family revealed his
sister had died just weeks ago on Boxing Day.
A family statement said: "Paul was a well-loved father to
five children, sadly taken from us too soon following the untimely
death of his sister on Boxing Day.
"This family has had too much hurt and heartache. Paul was an
exceptional man with the kindest heart, fun and loving."
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