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Three further arrests after teenager murdered in Kent

Kyle Yule was believed to have been stabbed

Three more people have been detained in connection with the murder of a teenager in Gillingham.

17 year old Kyle Yule was believed to have been stabbed on East Street on Friday night.

He was taken to hospital but died shortly after.

A group of people were reported to be causing criminal damage to a silver Renault Clio, shortly after Kyle suffered fatal injuries.

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A 21-year-old man, from the Gillingham area, was arrested by officers on Tuesday 10 October 2017 in Woolwich, London.

Two other people, also from the Gillingham area, were also arrested with one person, a 16-year-old boy being arrested in Sydenham, London, and a 20-year-old man being arrested in Gillingham.

All three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

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A 15-year-old boy from the Gillingham area was arrested on Friday 6 October on suspicion of Kyle’s murder and has been released on bail until Thursday 2 November 2017.

An 18-year-old man from the Gillingham area was arrested on Saturday 7 October 2017 and has been released on bail until Tuesday 7 November 2017.

If you saw a group of people run from the scene of the incident in East Street towards West Street and onwards at about 8.30pm on Friday evening please contact police on 01634 792209 quoting reference SI/XY/009396/17.

Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


Pensioner jailed for 'exploiting' elderly widow

Anthony Powell Credit: Kent Police

A pensioner who 'exploited' an elderly and vulnerable widow in order to steal more than £100,000 from her has been jailed for more than two years.

73 year old Anthony Powell of Harrow Road in Gillingham, Kent, wrote out three blank cheques to himself in the space of four months after befriending 90 year old Hester Herby.

He was said to have taken advantage of her age and confusion, and forged her signature to release an investment policy, a court heard.

Powell even claimed to be her next of kin when she was in hospital following a fall, and following his arrest branded Mrs Herby manipulative and a heavy drinker who had 'made advances' towards him.

While a judge accepted Powell had not embarked on his friendship with Mrs Herby with the aim of conning her, he said he had 'targeted' her vulnerability.

You took the opportunity, perhaps because of her failing health, to steal that sum. There was a degree of planning. It was a mean offence and the upset and harm to your victim was obvious... While it is a case involving money, it also involves a breach of trust and exploitation of a vulnerable and elderly person."

– Judge Philip St.John-Stevens
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