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Man dies after disturbance in Cambridge Crescent in Shepway, Maidstone

A man in his 50s has been arrested after a man was found dead.

Emergency services were called to Cambridge Crescent in Shepway, Maidstone, at 10.45am.

Police have confirmed a man was declared dead at the scene and had suspected gunshot wounds.

A local man, also in his 50s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A firearm has been recovered by police.

His next of kin have been informed.

Rachel Noakes, 30, who lives near where the incident happened, said: “I came out after it happened and saw the police, ambulances and first responders. The police cordoned off all around that area and I saw them working on the man.

Police in Cambridge Crescent (7825493)
Police in Cambridge Crescent (7825493)

"He was lying on the floor and the medics were getting things to try and revive him. Nothing like this has happened before.

"There’s been rowing but this is too close to home. It’s a bit worrying with two kids. I’m thankful we didn’t go to the shops this morning when it happened.”

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have launched an investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact the appeal line on 01622 604100 quoting reference 17-0574.

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