An 18-year-old has been confirmed dead and two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder following a stabbing in an alleyway.
The young man, who suffered injuries consistent with stab wounds, died following an alleged attack in a pathway linking Suffolk Road and Dartford's High Street shortly after 9pm on Friday night.
At about 12.30am yesterday morning, two men, both aged 19, were arrested in Gillingham on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.
As part of the investigation officers have spoken to a number of potential witnesses, but are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.
Detective Inspector Ross Gurden, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: "We are working to establish the full circumstances and would like to speak to anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious, around or before 9.05pm on Friday evening.
"The area where the victim was assaulted was close to the town centre and there would have been pedestrians and vehicles in the area at the time.
"If you think you may be able to assist the investigation please don’t hesitate to call us."
Motorists with dashcam and owners of private CCTV are also asked to check for relevant footage.
Anyone with information should call police on 01474 366149, quoting reference 14-1360.
Dashcam and CCTV footage can be submitted using the following link: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4601020123H04-PO1
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.