Emergency services find man dead in Wooded area near Maidstone


A  man has been found dead in a woodland in Maidstone we sadly report this evening.

A close friend of man revealed that he was found by after the alarm was raised  by a concerned family member who contacted Police. 

The  body was found on Thursday afternoon  in a wooded area near Scragged Oak Road.

Officers  from Kent Police and Technical rescue specialist from Kent fire and Rescue had to use rope rescue equipment to access the area  via Holly Stud to recover the middle aged man who is understood to live within the local area.

Witnesses reported seeing nine emergency vehicles and a fire engine parked next to a White Ford Transit Custom at the entrance to a wooded area. The van had Police tape around it.