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Folkestone: Detectives arrest second man over harbour 'murder'

By KentOnline reporter

Detectives investigating the suspected murder of a man in Folkestone have made a second arrest.

Officers were called just before 2.30am to reports that a local man in his 50s had been found with serious injuries near the harbour.

Paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to save him and he was pronounced dead.

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture Tony Flashman

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

Police arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of murder this morning and have now also arrested a man in his 30s.

Both men remain in custody.

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

Police taped off the area. Picture Tony Flashman

Police taped off the area. Picture: Tony Flashman

Officers at the scene this morning. Picture Tony Flashman

Officers at the scene this morning. Picture: Tony Flashman

A cordon stretched around the nearby fountain, covering The George pub and Chummy's fish bar.   

Police say the victim’s next of kin have been informed and inquiries into the circumstances around the incident are ongoing.

Witnesses or anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting reference 19-0176.

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