Demolition man shot dead…

News is reaching us – somewhat belatedly – that former UK demolition man Robert Williamson has been shot and killed.

Williamson had previously worked with E. Rankin Ltd and Matthews Group (Sussex) but it is understood that he left both companies in less than amicable circumstances.

According to local newspaper reports, Williamson sustained a fatal shotgun wound at a property in Dartford just after midday on 11 May.

Sixty-nine-year-old David Hucker has since pleaded not guilty to the murder of after appearing at Maidstone Crown Court.

The two men were apparently known to each other.

Hucker appeared in court via prison video link and was remanded in custody ahead of a pre-trial review hearing on 12 November.

His trial is due to start on 6 December and is expected to last two weeks.

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