Two men have been found guilty of beating a homeless man to death with weapons including a machete in what police called an “utterly senseless” and “unprovoked” attack.
Charlie White and Alex Macdonald, both 19, were found guilty of the murder of 21-year-old Razvan Sirbu, whose body was found by dog walkers in woodland near a tent where he had been living in Tovil, Maidstone, on May 7, 2017.
He had suffered multiple injuries after being subjected to a sustained and unprovoked assault with weapons including a machete, police said. The tent was also slashed in several places.
Kent Police said White, formerly of Quarry Road, Maidstone, and Macdonald, formerly of Regency Place, Maidstone were arrested alongside a third man, James Buckley.
All three were charged with murder and on Friday White and Macdonald, who had denied the charge, were both found guilty by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court. Buckley, aged 20 and formerly of Capell Close, Coxheath, was found unfit to plead.
White and Macdonald are due to be sentenced on January 16.
Police said a post mortem examination revealed Mr Sirbu had suffered blunt force trauma to the head and torso, with multiple skull fractures, facial bone fractures and significant injuries to his body including several fractured ribs.