Gillingham Man remanded on Murder Charges via Video Link


Benjamin Bowler, 40, of Richmond Road, Gillingham has appeared in court after being charged with the murder of a 39-year-old woman.

Kent Police was called to a property in Richmond Road, Gillingham at 4.51pm on Thursday 16 January 2020. South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended and the woman was declared deceased at the scene. The victim and suspect were known to each other.

A murder investigation was launched by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and, on Sunday 19 January, the Crown Prosecution Service authorised the charge of murder against Mr Bowler.

He appeared by video link before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday 20 January where he was remanded to attend a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday 22 January.