Detectives granted extra time to question suspects

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Maidstone have been granted additional time to interview the suspects.

Police were called to Lower Stone Street in Maidstone on Sunday where a man had reportedly been assaulted. A 19-year-old Italian man later died. Seven men were arrested.

One man, aged 45 years-old, has been released on bail until 16 December, and magistrates have granted detectives extra time to interview the other six arrested men. Officers now have until the evening of Wednesday 23 October to question the suspects.

On the evening of 21 October, an eighth man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

The victim’s family have been informed, and are travelling to Kent from Italy.

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Murder in Maidstone

One lane closed due to police incident on A229 Palace Avenue Eastbound from A229 Bishops Way. Part of the one-way system is coned off for investigation works following a murder last night.