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Man dies in Sturdee Avenue, Gillingham

By KentOnline reporter

A man has died in the same road where a house fire broke out this afternoon.

Police officers and ambulance crews were called to Sturdee Avenue, Gillingham, at about 1.10pm after concerns were raised over a man's welfare.

Emergency services rushed to the area but the man, who witnesses said was elderly, died.

The man died in Sturdee Avenue. Picture: Google.
The man died in Sturdee Avenue. Picture: Google.

Less than two hours later, at about 2.50pm, emergency services were back in the same road to tackle a house fire.

A police spokesman confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious and inquiries are being made to trace the man's next of kin.

A report will now be prepared for the coroner.

Police were unable to give details of the man's age or the circumstances in which he died.

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