BREAKING KENT

UPDATED:Man shot dead in Maidstone

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A man has died after being stabbed and shot in Cambridge Crescent, Shepway, around 10:45am on Sunday morning.

A cordon has and remains in place

Kent police have been approached for a statement.

An ambulance spokesman said “The South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Kent air ambulance have been sent ton the scene where a man has sustained serious injuries.” The spokesman was unable to confirm any further details.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: “ we have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after another man was found reportedly shot in Maidstone.

Officers were called at 10.43am on Sunday 17 March 2019 to Cambridge Crescent where a man was found with a suspected gunshot wound.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended the scene where the man in his 50s was pronounced deceased. His next of kin have been informed.

A local man, also in his 50s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A firearm has been recovered by police.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact the appeal line on 01622 604100 quoting reference 17-0574.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.