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Richard Kray appears in court accused of murdering daughter Olivia Kray and trying to murder another woman in Herne Bay

By Lynn Cox

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering his daughter at a caravan park in Herne Bay and attempting to murder another woman.

Richard Kray, 63, appeared before magistrates in Medway earlier this morning charged with the murder of Olivia Kray, who died at the Westlands Caravan Park on Friday, July 21.

Miss Kray, who died after she was allegedly attacked at the park outside Herne Bay, has been described as a “beautiful young lady”.

Tributes have been paid to Olivia Kray

Tributes have been paid to Olivia Kray

She was pronounced dead at the scene, which is opposite the Canterbury Garden Centre in Herne Common.

Police arrested and charged Kray with her murder and the attempted murder of a second victim, believed to be his partner, at a separate address in the town the same day.

The second victim did not need hospital treatment.

Now Kent Police has referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission due to previous contact between victims and police. 

Jade Blackmer, who went to Hampton Primary School with Olivia, said she was a caring person.

“She was the most quiet and polite young girl going,” Jade said.

“She was very reserved and conscious of others, she didn’t smile often but when she did it lit up the room.

Westlands Caravan Park off Canterbury Road in Herne Common

Westlands Caravan Park off Canterbury Road in Herne Common

“It’s such a tragedy this has happened to such a young and beautiful lady.”

Kray, who lives at the caravan park, appeared via virtual link from Canterbury Police Station.

Kray, who was wearing a grey sweatshirt and is bald, was charged with murder and attempted murder on Saturday.

This morning, during the brief hearing, Kray spoke only to confirm his name and address and the matters were sent to crown court to be dealt with.

Kray was remanded in custody until Wednesday, July 26 when he will appear at Maidstone Crown Court.

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