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Man, 28, bailed in connection with murder of Steve Holton Folkestone

By Sean Axtell

A 28-year-old arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a man in Folkestone has been released on bail. 

The suspect was taken into custody along with a 24-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, all from Folkestone, on Sunday.

He has now been released on bail until Tuesday, September 19, while the other two people were released without charge.

Officers were called just before 2.30am on Saturday to reports a man in his 50s, now named as Steve Holton, had been found with serious injuries near the harbour wall. 

Paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to save him.

Since then, a total of seven people have been arrested by detectives in connection with the murder.

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture Tony Flashman

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

A 27-year-old woman from Dover and three men aged 26, 37 and 56 from Folkestone have all been released pending further enquiries.

Officers are still looking for witnesses to come forward.

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

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture Tony Flashman

Forensic officers at the scene. Picture: Tony Flashman

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

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

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting reference ZY/39012/17 or alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.



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