Brothers cleared of attempted murder at funeral

THREE brothers accused of attacking a man at a funeral have been found not guilty this afternoon.

THREE brothers accused of attacking a man at a funeral have been found not guilty this afternoon.

Thomas Frankham, 44, from Cranleigh, and his brothers Robert, 46, from Watford, and Sam, 41, from Scotland all denied attempting to murder Michael Willett Junior, from Grantham, on June 4 last year.

It was alleged that Mr Willett was attacked with a meat cleaver at the funeral of traveller Sophie Penfold in Newmarket by Thomas Frankham and then set upon by four other men, including his brothers Robert and Sam.

But following seven hours of jury deliberations at Ipswich Crown Court the three brothers have this afternoon been found not guilty.


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