Home   Medway   News   Article

Body found in bungalow in Firethorn, The Vineries, Gillingham

By Medway Messenger reporter

A body of a man has been found in a flat in suspicious circumstances.

Police descended on the property in Firethorn, The Vineries, Gillingham, at about 10.30am after fire crews were initially called to a house blaze.

A green tarpaulin is currently covering the front of the property while a cordon has been erected and is being guarded by police officers.

The flat is on The Vineries (7189857)
The flat is on The Vineries (7189857)

Forensics officers have also been at the flat for most of the day.

Police say they are treating the death as suspicious.

A source said: "There were about ten police cars there, fire and forensics. The house is cordoned off and a police officer is on guard outside."

He added: "His brother found him this morning having done some shopping for him. He was lying in bed in a ground floor flat. There were people living above.

"The flat was flooded but there was evidence of a fire."

A green tarpaulin is covering the front of the house
A green tarpaulin is covering the front of the house

Neighbours say a man in a wheelchair and aged in his 50s lived in the bottom floor flat but kept himself to himself. He's only be seen outdoors when he went for a cigarette.

The man's next of kin has been informed.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More