Murder - Body found in shop

Kent Police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman's body was found in a shop.

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Body found believed to be missing grandmother

Video. Detectives have been given more time to interview four murder suspects after a body was found in a shop's basement in Chatham. It is believed the person found is missing grandmother Harjit Chaggar.

The police made an appeal on Friday to try to find the 69-year-old as she had been missing for two weeks. But this weekend, a woman's body was found at the shop in Luton Road, just a few yards from where Mrs Chaggar was last seen.

Police request extra time for suspect interviews

Kent Police are applying to Magistrates for more time to question four men in connection with the murder of a woman in Chatham.

This morning (Monday 16th September) officers will be attending Chatham Magistrates Court and requesting a warrant for further detention to give police extra time.

A murder investigation was launched following the discovery of a woman's body in the basement of a shop in Luton Road, Chatham on Saturday 14th September.

The body has not been identified but police are linking the murder to missing 69-year-old Harijit Chaggar, who was last seen on Monday 2nd September.

Those arrested on suspicion of murder are a 38-year-old and 44year-old from Maidstone, a 28-year-old from Gillingham and a 27-year-old from Chatham.


Murder inquiry after woman's body found in Kent shop

Kent Police have launched a murder enquiry after a woman's body was found in the basement of a shop in Luton Road, Chatham on Saturday afternoon.

A spokesperson said it was too early to confirm if it is the body of 69-year-old Harjit Chaggar - she was reported missing on the second of September.

Four men have been arrested in connection with the incident. They remain in police custody.

"Our investigation is in the very early stages and i would like to reassure the community not to be alarmed by the extra police activity in the Luton area of Chatham today.

We have a number of enquiries and are keen to hear from anyone with information that may assist us."

– Chief Superintendent Steve Corbishley
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