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Man killed outside his home in Bower Place, Maidstone, was due to get married

A 55-year-old man killed outside his home in Maidstone was due to get married this month, it has been revealed.

Jason Orwin, a business development manager, planned to marry his partner in a ceremony rescheduled for the middle of August.

Jason Orwin from Maidstone was due to get married
Jason Orwin from Maidstone was due to get married

Mr Orwin sustained fatal injuries after an incident in Bower Place at 6.30pm on Friday, July 31.

He was flown to a London hospital but he died of his injuries.

A second man, in his 30s, was also assaulted and was treated for his injuries.

Jonathan Purle, a Maidstone Borough councillor, who knew Mr Orwin described him as a lively character.

Cllr Purle said: “I first met him last year after a long week. He saw me looking exhausted in a corner of the Market House and shouted something like ‘Cheer up - it might never happen’.

Jason Orwin lived in Bower Place
Jason Orwin lived in Bower Place

“We then started a conversation and got through a fair few rounds that afternoon.

“He told me in February he was due to get remarried. I’m not sure when it was supposed to happen but I know the coronavirus affected his plans and it had been postponed to the middle of this month.

“He had plenty of stories to tell and was also a keen golfer. I remember meeting him once on his way to the pub still carrying his golf clubs. I did hear however that his garden-based golf practice was not universally welcomed by his neighbours."

Mr Orwin spent time in the States before starting his own company Peritum Associates, based in Rochester.

A trial date for Lance Colston, 36, who is charged with murder and actual bodily harm, has been set for January 11.

Oliver Watts, 33, will also appear charged with actual bodily harm.

Both live in Tonbridge Road.

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