Man cleared of murder in Chalkey case

One of the two men accused of killing a young father on a Hitchin housing estate has been cleared of murder.

Kyle Holloway, 23, of Wilshere Crescent, Hitchin has been cleared of killing Michael Chalkley, 25, on the Westmill Estate in April on the direction of the judge at Luton Crown Court.

He remains on trial charged with violent disorder in connection to the same incident.

The victim, who was known as Young Buzzer, died close to his home in Bingen Road from a stab wound to the heart in April last year.

Sean Flattery, 21, of Seebohm Close, Hitchin remains charged with his murder. He pleaded not guilty.

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Flattery and Holloway, as well as Raymond Small, 21, of Pix Road, Letchworth GC, and Richmond Nkhoma, also 21, of Roxley Court, Willian, are all charged with violent disorder relating to the same incident. They deny the charges.

The hearing continues.

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