The case is scheduled to be heard in June
A Herne Bay man has appeared in court charged with blackmail.
Steven Banks, 51, of Bentley Avenue, was alongside Selhurst Blades, 48, from Ashford, at Chelmsford Crown Court accused of making an unwarranted demand with menaces for money on February 6 last year from Mark Richardson.
At an earlier magistrates’ hearing the sum involved was said to be £8,000.
The case is scheduled to be heard in June at Chelmsford Crown Court. Both men remain on bail until the trial.