Murder investigation launched in Maidstone

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Maidstone.

Kent Police was called to a report of a disturbance outside a property in Knightrider Street at around midnight on Saturday 9 February 2019.

A man in his 30s had suffered serious injuries and died at the scene. A woman, also in her 30s, was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be serious.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody, they are:

• A 37-year-old man from Croydon
• A 17-year-old boy from London
• A 27-year-old man from Surrey
• A 39-year-old man from London
• A 37-year-old man from Maidstone

It is understood the victims and the suspects are known to one another.

Officers remain at the scene carrying out enquiries. Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident should contact Kent Police on 01303 289600 quoting reference 10-0017. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.