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David Hucker charged with murder after Robert Williamson found dead in Dartford

A man has been charged with murder after a 43-year-old man was found shot dead in a house.

Emergency services swooped on Dartford Road, Dartford, near the Esso garage and West Hill Primary Academy on Tuesday after reports of a disturbance at a property at around midday.

Armed police were pictured in Dartford Road yesterday
Armed police were pictured in Dartford Road yesterday

On arrival, officers found Robert Williamson, 43, from Northfleet who had been shot.

Today David Hucker, 69, of Dartford Road has been charged with murder. He was remanded in custody by Medway magistrates to appear at the Old Bailey on June 10.

On Tuesday armed police, including around eight vehicles, paramedics and the air ambulance were all called to Dartford Road.

Witnesses at the scene described seeing police bombard the residential street, which was later subject to forensic investigation.

News of the death has shocked neighbours on the road.

Resident Adam Cruft and his partner were alerted to a disturbance shortly after 11am.

Police in Dartford Road, Dartford (47070445)
Police in Dartford Road, Dartford (47070445)

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.

Floral tributes have been left outside the home which was being guarded by a police officer.

A Union Flag with the names Dan, Rob and Jake was also left draped across the front wall of the property.

It read: "B Company. Forever in our hearts. Our friend and our brother."

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