Ninth arrest in Maidstone murder investigation

A ninth person has been arrested following the death of an Italian man in Maidstone.

On 20 October to police were called to Lower Stone Street, where a man had reportedly been assaulted. A 19-year-old Italian man later died at King’s College Hospital in London.

Seven men were arrested and magistrates granted detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate additional time to question those arrested.

On 22 October a 28 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody. He is the ninth person to be arrested.

Two of the suspects have since been released on bail. The victim’s family have been informed.

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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.