Pair cleared of Chester walls murder

03/12/2010

Judge directs jury to clear men on trial for murder

Two men have been cleared of the murder of a man allegedly attacked on Chester's city walls.

On the direction of judge Mr Justice Nicol, David Tushingham, 20, and a 17-year-old male, both from Blacon, were found not guilty of the murder of Christopher Garwell, 23, by a jury at Chester Crown Court.

As the evidence unfolded in court, the prosecution made the decision as part of their ongoing review process that there was insufficient evidence to convict Mr Tushingham of murder. In relation to the teenage defendant, the prosecution offered no further evidence in respect of the charge of murder.

Kieran Cunnah, 18, and a second 17-year-old male, who can't be named, remain on trial for the murder of Mr Garwell, from Connah's Quay.

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