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Teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder in Kent

Kent Police have arrested two men from Gravesend aged 17 and 19 on suspicion of murder. Officers were called to Holly Court in Northfleet at 11pm on the night of Thursday 21 June after reports of a disturbance. They found a 29-year-old man with life threatening injuries. He died at the scene.

A post mortem examination is expected to take place this afternoon. Officers believe the teenagers and the dead man knew each other.

The area remains cordoned off for forensic work to continue. Road diversions are in place because the road is closed at the Fisherman Hill junction with Ford Road.

Where was pensioner days before his death?

Barrie Buxton Credit: Kent Police

Officers investigating the death of a man found by the side of the River Thames in Northfleet, Kent, have issued an appeal. Barrie Buxton, 69, was found on May 16 and his death is not thought to be suspicious. But detectives want to trace his whereabout in the days leading up to his death.

Detective Inspector Ivan Beasley said: 'We are trying to build a picture of Mr Buxton's movements in the days leading to his death. Anyone who may have seen him on Tuesday 15 May, or the morning of Wednesday 16 May, please contact us."

Contact Kent Police on 101 quoting reference KP-20120516-0780

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