Further charges in connection with Andre Bent murder in Maidstone

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Detectives investigating the murder of Andre Bent in Maidstone have charged two more people with violent disorder. Andre, 21, from Lambeth, south London, died following a disturbance in the High Street during the early hours of Sunday 25 August 2019. A 16-year-old boy from the Hornsey area of north London was charged with his murder earlier this month as part of an ongoing investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate. He is currently remanded in custody awaiting his next court appearance.

The following two men were arrested on Tuesday 17 September and later charged with violent disorder in connection with the disturbance:

· Jerral Johnson, 26, of Boyton Close in Hornsey, London;

· Kaline Riley, 23, of Campsfield Road in Hornsey, London.

Both are due to appear before Medway magistrates on Wednesday 18 September. A third man, aged 29 and also from Hornsey, was arrested on Monday 16 September on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries until Tuesday 8 October. The total number of people arrested in connection with the disturbance and Andre’s death now stands at 11. One has been charged with murder, six with violent disorder and four currently on bail.