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Man appears in court charged with murder

The dead man was found at a property on Ethelbert Terrace in Margate Credit: ITV Meridian

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a man in Margate.

The body of a 38 year old man was found in Ethelbert Terrace on Monday.

Aurimas Vilius - who's 24 - and from Cornwall Gardens - will now appear at Maidstone Crown Court next Monday.

Detectives are continuing to investigate.

Jailed for life for murder in Oxford

A man has been jailed for life for the murder of father in Oxford, whom he stabbed with a kitchen knife. Egidio Da Silva Alves admitted killing Domingos Romalho in Headington in February.

Egidio Da Silva Alves jailed for life Credit: Thames Valley Police

A court heard the two men had been embroiled in a family feud. Alves will serve a minimum of twenty years and ten months.

No sentence will ever be enough, it won’t bring Adomi back. It’s over now, I hope my husband can rest in peace, we must now try to move on with our lives. We would like to thank the Police, CPS, the people who tried to help Adomi that day and my family and friends who have been supportive throughout.

– Statement from Adomi's family

This sentence reflects the severity of the crime that Da Silva Alves committed, which tragically led to the death of Domingos Romalho. The loss of Domingos was one that his loved ones felt deeply and my thoughts are with them at this difficult time. I would like to praise the bravery and courage of those who witnessed this horrific incident. Whilst we would never advise members of the public to risk their own safety and intervene, in this instance they acted courageously to stop the attack, to disarm Alves and provide first aid to Domingos before the emergency services arrived. I’d also like to thank all of those who have worked tirelessly on this case, in order to bring this dangerous offender to justice.

– Detective Inspector Dave Hubbard

Two teenagers appear in court after Tovil murder

Razvan Sirbu was found dead in Crisbrook Meadows Credit: Kent Police

Two teenagers have appeared in court in connection with the death of a homeless man in Maidstone.

Razvan Sirbu was found dead earlier this month in Crisbrook Meadows where he had been living in a tent.

Charlie White, aged 18 and of no fixed address and Alex MacDonald, aged 18 of Regency Place, Maidstone appeared via video link.

Results from a post mortem examination revealed Razvan had died from blunt force trauma to the head and body.

Tom Savvides reports from Maidstone Crown Court.

Two boys arrested after homeless man is murdered

Razvan Sirbu murder investigation Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating the death of a 21 year-old man in Tovil near Maidstone have arrested a further two people.

Razvan Sirbu, who was homeless, was found dead in the early hours of last Sunday morning in the Loose Valley Conservation Area.

A post mortem examination revealed he had died from blunt force trauma to the head and body.

Two two teenage boys, aged 15 and 14, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody as enquiries continue.

It follows the earlier arrest of two men, aged 18 and 19 and from the Maidstone area. They also remain in police custody.

Officers from Kent Police would like to express their thanks to the nearby community for their continued support with the investigation.

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