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Michael Bryant of Firethorn Close pleads not guilty to murdering Alan Wyatt in Gillingham

A man is to go on trial in August accused of murdering a wheelchair-bound neighbour on Valentine's Day.

Michael Bryant, 35, appeared by prison video link to enter his not guilty pleas to murder and arson with intent to endanger life.

The killing is alleged to have happened shortly before a fire broke out at a flat in Gillingham.

Alan Wyatt (7360578)
Alan Wyatt (7360578)

Bryant will now go on trial for the alleged murder 68-year-old amputee Alan Wyatt..

Mr Wyatt’s body was discovered in Firethorn Close, The Vineries, Gillingham, on Thursday, February 14, at about 10.30am.

Bryant, also known as Bryant-McMurchie, of Firethorn Close, was arrested the following day.

Mr Wyatt’s body was taken from the ground floor flat by firefighters. He is believed to have suffered extensive head injuries.

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