Arrests after death of Sittingbourne teacher Carl Davies in Reunion
Officers investigating the murder of Sittingbourne teacher Carl
Davies have made five arrests.
A statement was posted by his family on the Facebook group
‘Justice for Carl’ this morning claiming five suspects had been
detained on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean.
It’s understood one was originally arrested six weeks ago and
the other four were taken in for questioning yesterday
Carl, of Harrier Drive, was just 33 when he was killed on the
French administered island on November 9, 2011.
The former Royal Marine had been working as a security guard on
a ship which had berthed there.
He had also worked as a teacher at Sittingbourne Community
College and the Isle of Sheppey Academy.
His parents Andy and Maria Davies, who live in Harrietsham, were
initially told their son had died after falling into a ravine, but
a week later they received the news he had been murdered.
The couple, who have been fighting to get justice for their son
ever since, welcomed the latest developments.
Carl Davies's father
Mr Davies senior said: “It’s difficult to say we are pleased or
happy. It’s very positive these men have been detained, we have to
look at that in a positive way.
"It’s difficult to say we are pleased or happy. It’s very positive these men have been detained" – Carl's father Andy
“We were told a man
had been arrested six weeks ago but we were advised by our lawyer
not to say anything and we didn’t but then the arrests were posted
on the internet so we were forced to put the information on the
“We don’t know any more at the moment, we’re awaiting
“We have no plans to go out there but if there is a trial then
“The police have demonstrated to us that they are still in
control and still trying to find the perpetrators.
"For many months we doubted they were making a serious attempt
and they’ve proved us wrong.”
Within the first hour of the news being posted on Facebook it
received 745 likes. There was also a total of 45 comments made.
Postings included ‘Brilliant news, my thoughts are with Carl’s
family’; ‘Let's hope you finally see justice for Carl. Our thoughts
are with his family’ and ‘Maybe now you will get the answers you
A Kent police statement issued today said: "The relevant
authorities on Reunion Island have told Kent Police that five
people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Carl
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