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UPDATE: Men arrested after suspicious death in Folkestone released

Two men, arrested in connection with the death of a man in Folkestone, have been released pending further investigations.

Kent Police was called at 2.24am on Saturday 19 August to a report that a man had been found with serious injuries near the harbour wall.

The man was found on Marine Parade near the Harbour wall Credit: Google Images

The victim, a local man aged in his fifties, was pronounced dead at the scene upon arrival of ambulance staff.

Officers carried out enquiries throughout the early hours and at about 5.30am they arrested a 56-year-old man from Folkestone in connection with the incident.

A second local man, aged in his thirties, was then arrested at midday. Both have since been released as enquiries continue.

The victim’s next of kin have been informed.

Investigations into man's death near Harbour Wall

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of a man in Folkestone.

Police were called at 2.24am this morning to a report that a man had been found with serious injuries near the harbour wall. Ambulance staff attended but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man has not yet been identified and enquiries into the circumstances behind his death are ongoing.

The man was found on Marine Parade near the Harbour wall Credit: Google Earth

A 56-year-old man from Folkestone has been arrested in connection with the incident. He remains in custody.

Marine Parade was closed for a number of hours following the incident but has since reopened.


Jack the Ripper postcard to be auctioned

A postcard which may have been sent by serial killer Jack the Ripper, could fetch thousands of pounds at an auction in Folkestone.

The Ripper letters were key police evidence in the hunt for the criminal who murdered at least 5 women in East London in the 19th century - 129 years ago.

But they have never come up for sale... until now. Our reporter Nashreen Issa spoke to the postcard's owner Doreen Hall and painting expert Jonathan Riley.

UPDATE: Delays fixing Folkestone burst water main

Credit: Jackie Andrews

Affinity Water say the burst water main in Folkestone is taking longer to repair than first anticipated.

The affected water main is on Churchill Avenue, behind Downs Road and hundreds of gallons of water have been gushing down the road.

Credit: Jackie Andrews

The issues with the Affinity Water supply is predominantly affecting the CT19 postcode.

They promised to provide an update at 17.20 but as of 18.20 there has been nothing new since their website report earlier this afternoon:

Update 15:15

Our repair team have excavated the majority of the damaged pipework, however we have faced delays on site due to cables from other utilities being in close proximity to the water main. This means further dig work will need to be carried out by hand and naturally this takes longer than with a digger.

Our incident support manager is on site liaising with customers affected by flooding, and our team are working hard to contact our most vulnerable customers directly.

We are sorry for the disruption this incident has caused, and we appreciate your continued patience why we complete this tricky repair work.

This message will be updated further after 17:20

– Affinity Water website

If you are in the area but do still have a supply, Affinity Water also advised that residents store some water for drinking in case the supply has to be switched off to complete repairs.

Police attended the scene this morning to assist with traffic cone management.

Residents have reported water officials handing out bottles of water in the affected area.


Investigation after toddler falls from third floor flat

Tontine Street Credit: ITV Meridian

Police are investigating after a one year old child fell from a third floor flat in Folkestone on Saturday.

The child was airlifted to a hospital in London after the fall in Tontine Street on the morning of the 27th May.

Kent Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact them on 101 quoting reference number 27-427.

Thousands of patients 'in limbo' as GP surgery to close

Five thousand patients at a surgery in Kent have been told the centre is to close.

The Folkestone East Family Practice says it's struggling to recruit new GPs and will shut in November. The move has angered patients who say they've been left in limbo.

NHS managers say they're trying to make alternative arrangements for patients.

Sandra Cannadine, patient:

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