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Police launch murder investigation after teenager dies after being stabbed in East Street, Gillingham

By Lynn Cox

A teenager has died after he was stabbed in a street as he fled from a car being attacked by a gang in Gillingham last night.

The boy, who was 17, was fatally stabbed shortly after 8pm and police have launched a murder investigation.

A boy, 15, and from the local area, has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in police custody.  

Former Brompton Acadamy pupil Kyle Yule died after being stabbed.

Former Brompton Acadamy pupil Kyle Yule died after being stabbed.

The teenager who died has been named locally as Kyle Yule, a former Brompton Academy pupil, was stabbed in East Street.

His devastated friends have been paying tribute to him on Facebook. 

Maya Wilkinson posted: "Rest in peace Kyle Yule, such a messed up place we all live in."

Kyle Webb wrote: "Rest in peace Kyle Yule. No one deserves what has happened to you at all!

"Thoughts go out to your family! Fly high mate and see you soon."

Pav Singh Pabla added: "RIP Kyle Yule... can’t believe what I’ve just heard."

His mum, Nikki Yule, also posted a picture of her son on her Facebook page during the early hours of this morning.

She has been inundated with messages of support and sympathy from friends.

Kyle's mum Nikki posted this picture of him on her Facebook page.

Kyle's mum Nikki posted this picture of him on her Facebook page.

Collett Connell wrote: "Lots of love Nikki u should be proud you raised a beautiful boy we're all here for you."

 

Police and ambulance crews were called out to the road at 8.10pm.

Police have launched a murder investigation.

Police have launched a murder investigation.

According to his Facebook page, Kyle lived in Gillingham. 

Kyle Yule has been named locally as the teenager who died.

Kyle Yule has been named locally as the teenager who died.

Reports on social media said police told people living in the area to stay in their homes as they dealt with the incident.

 Video: The scene of the stabbing

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are investigating the incident and have launched a murder inquiry.

A spokesman for police said: "Kent Police was called at 8.10pm to an incident in East Street, where it was reported that a number of people were causing criminal damage to a silver Renault Clio.

"A teenage boy is reported to have run from the vehicle before being chased by the offenders.

"A short distance away he received a number of injuries consistent with being stabbed.

"He later died in hospital.

Police have launched a murder investigation.

Police have launched a murder investigation.

"The victim’s next of kin have been informed. One person has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

"Detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have information which can assist their enquires.

"After the incident the Renault Clio was reported to have been moved and found parked in a different location, in Cleveland Road.

Cleveland Road, near the scene of the stabbing

Cleveland Road, near the scene of the stabbing

Hamilton Road in Gillingham

Hamilton Road in Gillingham

"Police are also seeking information from anyone who may have noticed this vehicle being moved or saw anything suspicious.

If you saw anything or have any information call the appeal line on 01634 792209 quoting reference 06-1305. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

 

 

 

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