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New Year's Day murder - charged man due in crown court

A man has appeared before Maidstone magistrates charged with the murder of 21-year-old Dmitrijs Titovs in Teynham near Sittingbourne in Kent on New Year's Day.

Jurijs Popovs, aged 47, of Henley Place in Teynham has now been bound over to appear before Maidstone Crown Court on Friday 4th January. Two other men who were being held in custody have been released without charge.

Kent Police were called to a block of flats in Henley Place in London Road Teynham at about 2am on New Year's Day, after reports of a man with suspected stab wounds being found on the ground outside the block. He was was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to the Medway Maritime Hospital.

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