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Andre Bent stabbing: 14th arrest made after student died in Maidstone after MoStack gig

A 23-year-old has become the 14th person arrested following the suspected murder of a student in Maidstone.

Fighting broke out in Jubilee Square, Maidstone, on August 25 after rapper MoStack played a gig at Gallery Nightclub nearby.

Andre Bent (right) with sister Michaela and cousin Louis (18296654)
Andre Bent (right) with sister Michaela and cousin Louis (18296654)

South Bank University student Andre Bent died after being stabbed through the chest in the town centre.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with his murder.

On Tuesday Ali Aziz, 23, was arrested 431 miles away from Maidstone, in Glasgow.

He has been charged with violent disorder and remanded in custody to appear at Medway Magistrates Court today.

The total number of people arrested in connection with the disturbance and Andre’s death now stands at 14.

One has been charged with murder, nine with violent disorder and four were released pending further investigation.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call the dedicated appeal line on 01622 654864 or visit the Kent Police section of the Major Incident Public Reporting Site at https://mipp.police.uk.

Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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