THREE men have been found guilty of the murder of a 51-year-old man in Kington, Herefordshire.

On December 2, 2021, Kington man Carl Dyche was assaulted in his own garden in a completely unprovoked attack.

Hereford Times:

On the night of the attack, three men climbed over the back gate to Carl's garden where they set about attacking him with sustained and repeated blows.

The attack was so harrowing Carl’s wife and son attempted to intervene.

Carl had been so badly beaten that he died in hospital as a result of his injuries on December 5.

Hereford Times:

Today, three men, 21-year-old Ajay Price of High Street in Kington, 30-year-old Luke Bellis also of High Street, Kington, and 35-year-old John Lock of Greenfields, Kington, were found guilty of murder by a jury at Worcester Crown Court.


Detective Inspector Chris Percival, who led the police investigation into Carl’s murder, said: “This was an intensive and distressing investigation, Carl Dyche was senselessly beaten in a brutal and unmotivated attack in front of his wife and young step son.

"Both provided evidence to help reach a guilty verdict, an incredibly difficult task for grieving families, especially those who witnessed this harrowing event in person.

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“This has understandably been an incredibly difficult time for Carl’s family and close friends and I would like to continue to extend my condolences to them.

"While today’s verdict will not bring Carl back, I hope the verdict allows his family to finally begin the grieving process.”