Four Arrested Over Cold Case Gun Murder

8th March 2017

Four men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Istead Rise, Gravesend, Kent, almost 16 years ago.

Leonard Naylor (pictured) died at the age of 46 after suffering multiple gunshot wounds on the driveway of his home in Bracondale Avenue on Wednesday 18 April 2001.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have continued to review the case, and in the early hours of Wednesday 8 March 2017 warrants were executed at a number of addresses in Essex. 

Robert Blackwell, 51, of Atlas Road in Plaistow, London, has been charged with conspiracy to murder and will appear before Medway magistrates today (Wednesday 8 March 2017).

A 51-year-old man from Colchester in Essex, a 52-year-old man from Upminster in Essex and a 43-year-old man of no fixed address remain in custody.




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