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MURDER: Five arrested over death of man in Maidstone

Monday 11th February 2019

POLICE have launched a murder hunt after the death of a man in Maidstone in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the ncident and are in custody.

A woman in her 30s was taken to hospital for treatment.

A police spokesman said: "Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Maidstone.

"Kent Police was called to a report of a disturbance outside a property in Knightrider Street at around midnight on Saturday 9 February 2019.

"A man in his 30s had suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. A woman, also in her 30s, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be serious.

"Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody, they are:

• A 37-year-old man from Croydon

• A 17-year-old boy from London

• A 27-year-old man from Surrey

• A 39-year-old man from London

• A 37-year-old man from Maidstone


"It is understood the victims and the suspects are known to one another."