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Man charged with murder after death in Margate

Margate Murder Probe Launched After Man Is Bludgeoned  To Death
Margate Murder Probe Launched After Man Is Bludgeoned To Death

Detectives investigating a suspicious death in Margate have charged a man with murder.

At 2am on Saturday 12 October 2019 Kent Police was called to a report of a disturbance at a residential property in Sandhurst Place, where a man was reported to have been seriously injured after being assaulted with a broken bottle.

Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service but the injured man, 44-year-old Mark Miles, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Richard McAuley, 23, of Northdown Road, Cliftonville, was arrested a short distance away and taken into custody.

Both he and Mr Miles were known to one another.

The Crown Prosecution Service has now authorised a charge of murder against Mr McAuley following an investigation by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

He has also been charged with assaulting a woman during the same incident. She was not seriously injured

Mr McAuley will appear before Medway magistrates on Monday 14 October.