Grantham
August 16, 2021 4.50 pm

Two men in court over Long Bennington murder

A fight with a tragic outcome

A man charged with the murder of another man following an alleged fight in a Lincolnshire village will appear at Lincoln Crown Court on September 13.

Lincolnshire Police said 46-year-old Dean Gray was taken to hospital on Wednesday after an assault at Fairfield Yard in Long Bennington. He died at Boston Pilgrim Hospital on Friday, August 13.

Terence Hardy, 35, of Main Road in Long Bennington, has been charged with his murder.

Two men were arrested and charge over Dean Gray’s death. | Photo: R S Mortiss

| Photo: R S Mortiss

His case was listed at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday afternoon to fix a date for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

He did not appear in court after earlier being remanded into custody at Lincoln Magistrates Court.

A second man charged in connection with the incident appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

Stuart Gray, 63, also of Main Road in Long Bennington, is charged with manslaughter and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with Mr Gray’s death.

He spoke only to confirm his name during a preliminary hearing before Judge John Pini QC.

| Photo: R S Mortiss

| Photo: R S Mortiss

| Photo: R S Mortiss

The two men will next appear together at Lincoln Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on September 13.

Terence Hardy was remanded into custody. Stuart Gray was granted conditional bail by magistrates but was remanded into custody until a further bail hearing at Lincoln Crown Court later this week.

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