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Two teens remanded in custody charged with murder

Police investigate serious incident in The Hive/Fisherman's Hill area of Northfleet.
Police investigate serious incident in The Hive/Fisherman's Hill area of Northfleet.

Police cordoned off the
Northfleet housing estate

Two teenagers have been remanded in custody after a man died of
stab wounds at a Northfleet flat.

James Green, who was 29, was found at a flat in Fishermen's
Hill with stab wounds late that evening.

He was said to have life-threatening injuries when police
arrived around 11pm, but later died at the scene.

A 17-year-old man from Gravesend, who can't been
named, has been remanded in custody charged with murder after
appearing at Dartford magistrates today.

Tommy Presley, 18, of Bankside, Northfleet, was also remanded to
Maidstone Crown Court until Wednesday charged with murder.

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Police cordon off a
housing estate in Northfleet after a man died

A post mortem examination conducted on Friday afternoon revealed
the cause of death was blood loss due to stab wounds.

The death sparked a huge police operation at the housing estate
in Northfleet.

Police were making extensive inquiries in the area and cordoned
off a large area encompassing College Road and Kingston

Two forensics vans were parked in the areas as scenes of crime
officers investigated.

Kent Police said officers were called just after 11pm after
reports of a disturbance at an address in Holly Court,

A neighbour described how she saw dramatic scenes from the
window of her flat.

The woman, of nearby Warwick Place, which overlooks the murder
scene, was alerted by noise and dozens of police cars arriving at
about 11.30pm.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said: "An ambulance then
turned up and paramedics came running out with a defibrilllator
machine and oxygen equipment.

"Then plain-clothed police officers arrived carrying a big black

"The police were shining torches in the area in some sort of
search. The paramedics then came out with blood on their

Murder investigation in The Hive/Fisherman's Hill area of Northfleet.
Murder investigation in The Hive/Fisherman's Hill area of Northfleet.

Sarah Lewis, 37, was sat in her home in Warwick Place when she
was alerted to commotion outside.

She said: "An ambulance turned up and then I saw a police
officer carrying a clear bag, which I thought might be

"We saw flashing lights and then about 30 to 40 police officers
were on the scene.

"My partner was told by an officer there had been a stabbing
when he left for work this morning.

"I have lived here for five years and although you hear the
old argument, there’s been nothing like this.”

Other neighbours spoke of their shock and confusion.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following
the death.

Anyone who has any information regarding the incident is asked
to contact Kent Police by calling 101, quoting incident reference
21-1768. Or contact Kent Crimstoppers anonymously on 0800 555

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