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Folkestone: Floral tributes left for murder victim 'Steve'

By KentOnline reporter

Moving tributes have been left overnight at the scene of a suspected murder near Folkestone harbour.

Flowers and cards have appeared close to the Chummy's fish bar - with one remembering a "darling husband" and another paying tribute to "Steve".

Detectives investigating the attack have today released two men arrested on suspicion of murder, pending further inquiries.

Tributes left at the scene. Picture: Paul Amos
Tributes left at the scene. Picture: Paul Amos

Officers were called just before 2.30am in the early hours of Saturday night 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.

One of the tributes left overnight reads: "To dad. Never thought the day would come to say goodbye, never be the same without the true Del Boy.

Notes have been left on the flowers. Picture: Paul Amos
Notes have been left on the flowers. Picture: Paul Amos
Tributes to 'Steve' at Folkestone harbour. Picture: Paul Amos
Tributes to 'Steve' at Folkestone harbour. Picture: Paul Amos

Another said: "To my darling husband. Wait for me."

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

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman
Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman


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

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