Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Chelmsford: Man sentenced for unlawful killing of Anton Jardin at V Festival weekend house party

17:44 05 February 2013

Sam Martin

Sam Martin

Archant

SAM Martin from Leigh-on-Sea has today been sentenced to five years imprisonment for the unlawful killing of 39-year-old Anton Jardin.

shares

Martin, 26, of Fairfax Drive, Westcliff, was found not guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court but had already pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Mr Jardin on the V Festival weekend last August.

Mr Jardin, 39, from Eastwood Road, Rayleigh, became involved in an argument with another man in the early hours of August 19.

When it had almost finished Martin, who had consumed a cocktail of drinks and drugs, decided to attack the man he thought was at fault.

Martin assaulted Mr Jardin and despite emergency aid from people at the party and paramedics, he died.

Senior Investigating Officer DCI Mark Hall said: “Sam Martin pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of Anton Jardin. He assaulted a man at a time when he was unable to defend himself and Anton Jardin died as a direct consequence of those actions.

“Anton suffered significant facial fractures, indicating the severity of the force used against him.

“Sam Martn initially told police in interviews that it was nothing to do with him and only later admitted his guilt. He is now starting a five year sentence for manslaughter, but Anton’s family will have to spend the rest of their lives without their son and brother.

“This case, yet again, serves to illustrate the tragic circumstances which follow when someone resorts to violence.”

Related articles

shares

0 comments

Essex Police last year searched the area near Scarfe Way in the investigation into the murder of Nahid Almanea.

The teenager from Colchester, initially arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in the Salary Brook Trail on Tuesday was charged this evening.

Travellers on St Andrew's long stay car park, Bury St Edmunds.

The group of travellers have been told to leave by St Edmundsbury Borough Council or be taken to High Court.

Abellio Greater Anglia train.

The Greater Anglia services are being replaced by buses.

A large hole has appeared in the ground at the back of Holland and Barrett and Parkyns in Stowmarket.

Mystery surrounds the appearance of a six foot hole behind a shop in Stowmarket.

Sizewell A and B

A study is to be carried out around the Sizewell nuclear power stations site to investigate whether people eating food produced in the area or spending time there are vulnerable to radioactivity.

Thomson Airways' new Boeing 787 Dreamliner touching down at Stansted.

Stansted Airport today marked the arrival of the latest in airline technology with the launch of a new long-haul service from the Essex terminal.

Heavy farme equipment is load on to a low loader during the Suffolk Show clear up at Trinity Park

How do you follow-up the most successful Suffolk Show for years? With an epic Suffolk Show clean-up operation.

East House on George Street in Hadleigh.

A public inquiry is opening today in Hadleigh to decide the future of a popular park.

Police were at the scene

The incident happened just before 5pm near the Railway Bridge and drivers can expect delays in the area.

Police were at the scene

The incidents happened at around 2pm and drivers can expect delays while efforts to clear the oil spill are made.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages