Five teenagers to stand trial accused of Kyle Yule's murder in Gillingham

Five teenagers to stand trial accused of Kyle Yule’s murder in Gillingham

News 20-11-2017

Five teenagers are due to go on trial today accused of killing another youth as rival gangs clashed in Medway.

Victor Maibvisira, 19, three 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old have denied murdering Kyle Yule and violent disorder.

Kyle, who was 17, was fatally stabbed in East Street in Gillingham as he tried to flee to his home in nearby Hamilton Road on Friday, October 6 last year.

Kyle Yule

A previous hearing was told he was chased from a Renault Clio and stabbed under his right armpit as violence broke out between the gangs from Chatham and Gillingham.

A tyre on the car in East Street was slashed when the trouble started in the early evening.

Maibvisira, of St John’s Road, Gillingham, and one of the 17-year-olds have admitted threatening “another” with a machete in Gillingham Road, Gillingham, six days earlier on October 1.

A 16-year-old denied affray, using unlawful violence, on that date.

Judge Adele Williams

A jury will be selected today and the case will be opened tomorrow. The trial is expected to last up to six weeks.

Jurors will be taken on a “view” of the crime scene on Wednesday.

Maibvisira and the four others, from Gillingham, the London Borough of Croydon, Sittingbourne and Stevenage, Hertfordshire, have all been remanded in custody. .

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