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Man arrested on suspicion of murder following incident

Two men sustained injuries in Hectorage Road in Tonbridge Credit: ITV Meridian

A 29 year-old man from Tonbridge remains in custody today following an incident in Tonbridge.

At 7:15pm last night police responded to a call for police assistance in Hectorage Road, Tonbridge. Two men, aged 34 and 54 years-old had sustained injuries, believed to be knife wounds.

The 54 year-old man died at the scene. The 34 year-old man was taken to hospital, where he remains with injuries that are not at this stage considered life threatening.

Two men sustained injuries in Hectorage Road in Tonbridge Credit: ITV Meridian

A 29 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

All three men were known to each and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

Hectorage Road is partially closed as officers remain at the scene today.


Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Tonbridge

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after an incident in Kent.

Officers were called to a property on Hectorage Road in Tonbridge at 7.15pm on Tuesday night. One man had sustained injuries which led to his death, and another was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries.

A third man arrested on suspicion of murder is in police custody. Officers believe the three men knew each other.

An investigation is being carried out by officers from the Serious Crime Directorate.

Murder charge after body found in flat

A man has been charged with murder after a body was found in a flat in Brighton.

49-year old Star Randel-Hanson, who's unemployed, of Tyson Place, Grosvenor Street, Brighton, has been charged with the murder of Derek Marney.

The body of the 70-year old was found in a flat in Vernon Terrace, Brighton.

Star Randel-Hanson is due to appear in custody at Brighton Magistrates Court on Friday 8 May.

A post-mortem examination established that the death resulted from a stab wound.

Man charged with murder of a missing woman

Detectives investigating a report of a missing woman in Deal have charged a man with murder.

Mariola Cudworth, also known as Mijka, was reported missing from her home in Northbourne on Thursday 30 April.

Missing Mariola Cudworth Credit: Kent Police

The last known contact with Mijka was just before midnight on Tuesday 28 April and she remains missing.

Detectives have charged Jonathon Cudworth, 34, of Northbourne in Deal, with murder.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court via video link on Friday 8 May.

Man arrested after pensioner's body found in flat

A man is being questioned by detectives on suspicion of murder after the body of a pensioner was found in a flat.

The alarm was raised by a resident who was concerned about their elderly neighbour, believed to be a man aged in his 60s or 70s, and officers rushed to the block of flats in Brighton to discover the body.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the death was being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation had been launched.

"At about 5.30pm on Bank Holiday Monday police went to a flat in Vernon Terrace, Brighton, after a member of the public reported concern for the occupant at that address," he added.

"On entering the property officers found the body of a man, who is believed to be the elderly occupant.

"The death is being treated as suspicious."

A 49-year-old local man was arrested that same afternoon on suspicion of murder and is still in custody being questioned about the death.

A post mortem examination was expected to take place on Thursday while murder squad detectives were still trying to trace the man's relatives.

"We believe that deceased and the person in custody were known to each other. Inquiries are at an early stage but we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this death at this time."

– Detective Chief Inspector Paul Rymarz, of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team


Rail passengers warned of delays

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Man charged over Oxford murder

A 34-year-old man has been charged in connection with a murder in Oxford.

Rafal Stawski of Mayfair Road, Oxford, was charged late last night (24/4) with one count of murder.

The charge relates to an incident on Tuesday (21/4) when the victim, a man in his thirties, was found with chest injuries in North Way, Barton. The man later died of his injuries in hospital.

Stawski has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court later today (25/4).

North Way, Barton Credit: ITV Meridian News

Homeless man jailed for life for murdering friend

A homeless man who brutally murdered a friend in a church porch after a drinking session was today jailed for life.

Ruslan Piktorov - who must serve a minimum 18 years of his sentence - launched the savage attack on 57-year-old Trevor Hillman in Headcorn last October.

He was sentenced today after changing his plea to guilty.

From Maidstone Crown Court, Derek Johnson reports.

Man due in court charged with murder

Nicholas Beattie's body was found on a lane in Golden Grove in Southampton on Friday Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A man charged with the murder of another man in Southampton, is due in court.

Nicholas Beattie's body was found on a lane in Golden Grove in the St Mary's area on Friday.

More tests are being carried out to ascertain how he died.

James Russell, who's thirty seven and of no fixed address, was arrested at the weekend and charged on Tuesday.

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