Witnesses too scared to defend Martin


28 April 2000



Witnesses ‘too scared’ to defend Martin

FEAR of reprisals prevented at least 12 witnesses giving evidence in the murder trial of farmer Tony Martin, it has been claimed.

Two possible witnesses, who lived near Mr Martins home at Emneth, west Norfolk had fired shotguns at intruders, reports the Eastern Daily Press.

One said he had received death threats after Mr Martin shot 16-year-old intruder Fred Barras last August.

Ther other man would only give evidence on camera.

Mr Martins solicitor Nick Makin said he had dealt with “at least 10” potential witnesses too afraid to give evidence.

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