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Pair arrested in murder investigation released after man fatally stabbed in Folkestone

23 February 2014
by KentOnline reporter

A man and a woman have been released on bail by detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Folkestone on Wednesday.

The man, 38, and 37-year-old woman were held after a search warrant was carried out at a property in London Road, Folkestone, and released until April 17 for further investigations.

It comes after three young men earlier arrested in connection with the man's death were released without charge last week.

A police officer stands guard outside an area cordoned off in Dover Road. Picture Ruth Cuerden

A police officer stands guard outside an area cordoned off in Dover Road. Picture: Ruth Cuerden

The trio - London men aged 18, 19, and 20 - were arrested after the victim, also from the capital, died on Wednesday night.

On Thursday, a car believed to have been used to move the injured man was seized by officers  and was forensically examined.

Officers have been carrying out inquiries in Dover Road.

Detectives believe the man was injured there, but moved to Wood Avenue in a silver Audi A3 where he was treated by paramedics.

He was treated by ambulance crews for a neck injury and taken to the William Harvey Hospital, but was later pronounced dead.

Officers launched a murder investigation after the London man was discovered between 7pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday night.

The road is closed off as police investigate the stabbing. Picture @Kent_999s

An Audi car is being examined by police investigating the stabbing. Picture: @Kent_999s

Several police vehicles at the scene. Picture Ruth Cuerden

Several police vehicles at the scene. Picture: Ruth Cuerden

A lane of Dover Road in Folkestone cordoned off. Picture Ruth Cuerden

A lane of Dover Road in Folkestone cordoned off. Picture: Ruth Cuerden

Dover Road was cordoned off between the railway arches at Southern Way and Charlotte Street for forensic investigations.

An area around Strickland's Bakery and post office - next to Folkestone Amateur Boxing Club - was among several areas taped off.

DCI Rob Vinson, from Kent Police, said today: "I would be very keen to hear from anyone who witnessed anything unusual in the area of Dover Road close to the junction with Harbour Way at around 7pm on Wednesday evening.

"If you saw a disturbance or an injured male then please contact Kent Police on 101 quoting incident number 19-1363."

Police at the scene in Dover Road, Folkestone, after the stabbing

Police at the scene in Dover Road, Folkestone, after the stabbing

Police tape at the scene in Dover Road. Picture Ruth Cuerden

Police tape at the scene in Dover Road. Picture: Ruth Cuerden

The scene in Dover Road, Folkestone, taped off by police

The scene in Dover Road, Folkestone, taped off by police

Forensics officers in Wood Avenue, Folkestone. Picture @Kent_999s

Forensics officers in Wood Avenue, Folkestone. Picture @Kent_999s

Dover Road cordoned off after a man was fatally stabbed. Picture @Kent_999s

Dover Road cordoned off after a man was fatally stabbed. Picture: @Kent_999s

Police sealed off the bottom half of Dover Road after the stabbing. Picture @Kent_999s

Police sealed off the bottom half of Dover Road after the stabbing. Picture @Kent_999s

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: "I can confirm two cars and one ambulance were sent and an air ambulance team by car.

"The victim was taken to William Harvey Hospital and described as suffering an injury to the neck."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 101, quoting incident number 19-1363.


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