LOUD gasps were heard from the public gallery as an Old Bailey jury returned not guilty verdicts in the Richard Price murder trial this afternoon (July 9).

Mr Price, 23, from Bromley, was found with head injuries in an alleyway off Bromley High Street last Halloween and died in hospital on November 3.

It took a jury of six men and five women 15 hours and seven minutes to find Michael Liddell, aged 20, from Ealing, and Param-Jit Theara, aged 25, of Ross Way, Eltham, both not guilty of murder and manslaughter.

The jury also found Murat Karabeyaz, of Burford Road, Catford, not guilty of murder but they could not decide on a verdict on the manslaughter charge.

Karabeyaz, aged 25, has been remanded in custody while the Crown Prosecution Service decides whether he must stand trial for manslaughter again.

Jagtar Johal, aged 37, of Blyth Road, Bromley, not guilty of murder but guilty of manslaughter.

A date for his sentencing will be set when the CPS has decided to retry Karabeyaz.