Charge in father-of-five death

A murder inquiry has been launched after a man was attacked in Kent. Paul Scott, 43, suffered a broken leg but initially refused hospital treatment. He later had his leg put in a cast but died suddenly in hospital after suffering a blood clot.

Man arrested for father of five death

Paul Scott died from a blood clot after his leg was broken Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police have arrested a 21 year old man from Gillingham on suspicion of murder following the death of Paul Scott, 43, on Thursday. The father-of-five suffered a broken leg during an attack last Sunday but initially refused hospital treatment.

Days later he had his leg put in a cast but died suddenly in hospital. A post-mortem revealed he died after suffering a blood clot from the injury. Police then launched a murder inquiry.

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Widow's tribute to 'man with kindest heart'

The family of a father of five who died after being attacked in the street have paid tribute describing him as 'an exceptional man with the kindest heart'. Paul Scott died four days after breaking his leg when he was knocked to the ground in Gillingham in Kent.

Police have launched a murder investigation and are appealing for witnesses. Andrea Thomas reports.

Family tribute to murdered father-of-five

Paul Scott died from a blood clot after his leg was broken Credit: Kent Police

The family of a Gillingham man who died after being attacked in the town have released a tribute to him. Paul Scott, 43, from Franklin Road, Gillingham, was out with friends near Balmoral Road in the town last Sunday when he was attacked by another man.

He suffered a broken leg but initially refused hospital treatment. Mr Scott later went to hospital to have his leg put in a cast but suddenly died on Thursday. A post-mortem revealed he had developed a blood clot.

A statement from his family said: ‘Paul was a well-loved father to his five children, sadly taken from us too soon following the untimely death of his sister on Boxing Day. This family has had too much hurt and heartache. Paul was an exceptional man with the kindest heart, fun and loving.’

Murder hunt launched after man's leg broken

An e-fit of the man Kent Police would like to speak to Credit: Kent Police

Police have launched a murder investigation after the death of a man from Gillingham. Paul Scott, 43, from Franklin Road, was out with friends near Balmoral Road in the town last Sunday when he was attacked by another man. Mr Scott was knocked to the floor and suffered a broken leg.

Initially, Mr Scott refused hospital treatment but after sometime in discomfort agreed to go to hospital where his leg was put in a cast. But on Thursday he returned to hospital in some pain and was later pronounced dead. A post-mortem revealed he died of a blood clot.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the attack on February 10 to come forward. Police would particularly like to speak to the man seen in the e-fit who seen in the area at the time. He is described as white, approx. 5ft 8ins tall, of a muscular build with short hair.