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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police were called to an address in Dartford Road, Dartford, at around midday yesterday where a man in his 40s was found dead inside the property.

Police in Dartford Road today

A man in his 60s, from Dartford, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He is known to the deceased and remains in custody as inquiries continue.

A huge police presence was pictured in Dartford Road yesterday
A huge police presence was pictured in Dartford Road yesterday
The police presence in Dartford Road this morning
The police presence in Dartford Road this morning
Forensic officers are in Dartford Road this morning
Forensic officers are in Dartford Road this morning

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 01474 366149 quoting 46/79665/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form.

Two forensics vans were parked outside a semi-detached block of three houses in Dartford Road today and officers in white protective suits could be seen going into a property.

A police car was parked at the rear of the block and part of the back entrance was taped off.

News of the death shocked neighbours.

Dartford Road resident Adam Cruft and his partner were alerted to a disturbance shortly after 11am.

He said today: "We were just sitting in the back room when we heard sirens. We came outside initially 10 to 15 minutes after police arrived. I saw paramedics rushing in and out."

The neighbour, who lives a few doors down, said he saw a man in his 60s being led away, in handcuffs.

"He wasn't struggling, he was cooperating with them," he said.

He witnessed a body bag being removed from the house around 9.30pm and the cordon which had been in place for much of the day was removed shortly after around 10pm.

Another witness said: "Two armed police officers asked the man in handcuffs 'where is the gun?'

"They then went back to the house and went inside."

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