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Rochester stabbing: Floral tributes left at the scene

Floral tributes have been left at the scene where a man was stabbed to death in Rochester.

Police launched a murder investigation after the victim, who has been named as "Luke", was found dead in a flat in Rochester High Street.

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One of the tributes said: "Luke our big cousin, never forget you, RIP."

Another read: "My big beautiful bubbly cousin, I love you so much, RIP."

A card on a different bunch of flowers said poignantly: "My nephew, I love you, RIP, your auntie."

Another simply said: "Love you Bro! Can't believe you're gone."

Floral tributes at the crime scene
Floral tributes at the crime scene

Two Medway men, aged 42 and 35, have been arrested and remain in police custody.

Many people have taken to Facebook, giving messages of love and their condolences in the comments on KentOnline's initial Facebook post.

It is understood the man killed was a father-of-two.

In social media posts people have expressed their heartbreak and described him as a "lovely guy".

Floral tributes at the crime scene
Floral tributes at the crime scene

Police were called to the stabbing at around 6am on Thursday.

It happened in a flat above New Homes Marketing Centre in Rochester.

Police cars and an ambulance were called to Rochester High Street. Picture: Sally at Off The Wall Photography
Police cars and an ambulance were called to Rochester High Street. Picture: Sally at Off The Wall Photography

A police cordon was put up around the back of the flats in front of the car park opposite the Post Office, in Almon Place, Rochester.

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