Second Man Arrested for Murder after 50 year old had his throat Slit in Folkstone

second man arrested for murder after 50 year old had his throat slit in folkstone

Police from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have made a second arrest following the death of a man in Folkestone.

Kent Police was called at 2.24am on Saturday 19 August 2017 to a report that a man had been found with serious injuries near the harbour wall.

The victim, a local man aged in his fifties, was pronounced deceased at the scene upon arrival of ambulance staff. It is understood that he has his throat slit by the pair.

Officers carried out enquiries throughout the early hours and at about 5.30am they arrested a 56-year-old man from Folkestone in connection with the incident.

A second man, aged in his thirties, has now also been arrested. Both men remain in custody.

Marine Parade was closed for a number of hours following the incident but has since reopened.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed and enquiries into the circumstances around the incident are ongoing.

Witnesses or anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting reference 19-0176.