Julian Gardner

Family statement

The mother and sister of businessman Julian Gardner who was killed by a gang of burglars have made statements after the men were jailed.

Julian Gardner, Robertsbridge, manslaughter

Burglars jailed for killing

Four men who were part of a gang of burglars who crushed a businessman to death on his farm in Robertsbridge have been jailed for 36 years.

Gardner manslaughter verdicts

Four professional burglars have been found guilty of crushing businessman Julian Gardner to death.

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Julian Gardner: family statement

Sussex Police have released a statement from Julian's mother, Molly Gardner and sister, Anna Murphy.

"Those criminals now convicted appear to have shown no remorse for their actions. All those present that night bear responsibility and must live with Julian's death on their conscience forever.

"They know that they will eventually be released from their sentence. However, we as Julian's family will never be released from our sorrow.

"Our Julian was above all a good and decent man who worked hard all his life. Before he had the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the results of his lifetime's work, these men...felt they had the right to steal all that Julian had worked for but succeeded only in robbing him of his life."

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Men to be jailed for killing Sussex farmer

Four men will be sentenced later for the manslaughter of a farmer at his home in east Sussex. Julian Gardner died after the burglary at his farm in Robertsbridge in October 2010. Malcolm Shaw has been finding out more.

Speaking in Malcolm Shaw's report was the Rev Jack Lusted, the vicar of Robertsbridge and Salehurst, Julian's mother, Molly Gardner, speaking in 2010 and Peter Thompson from the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.

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