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Andre Bent stabbing: two men charged with violent disorder after Maidstone death

Two more people have been charged with violent disorder after the death of Andre Bent in Maidstone.

Detectives investigating the killing of Andre say they have charged two men from London.

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

Andre, 21, from Lambeth, south London, died following a disturbance in the High Street during the early hours of Sunday, August 19.

A 16-year-old boy from the Hornsey area of north London has been charged with his murder as part of an ongoing investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

The teenager is currently remanded in custody awaiting his next crown court appearance.

Officers from the directorate say they charged two men yesterday with with violent disorder in connection with the disturbance.

They are Jerral Johnson, 26, of Boyton Close in Hornsey, and Kaline Riley, 23, of Campsfield Road in Hornsey.

Both are due to appear before magistrates in Medway today.

The scene after the killing in Maidstone
The scene after the killing in Maidstone

A third man, aged 29 and also from Hornsey, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

He has been released on bail pending further inquiries until Tuesday, October 8.

The total number of people arrested in connection with the disturbance and Andre’s death now stands at 11.

One has been charged with murder, six with violent disorder and four are currently on bail.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to call 01622 654864 or visit the Kent Police section of the

Major incident Public Reporting site by clicking here, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

To get the latest updates on ongoing cases, police appeals and criminals put behind bars, click here.

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