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Tributes to Leysdown businessman Jon Brown, who owned Coin Castle amusements, after he shot himself

Floral tributes have been left to a well-known Leysdown businessman after he shot himself.

Jon Brown, who was director of Coin Castle amusements, was found dead in the property in The Promenade.

An inquest into the 50-year-old's death heard he died of a "self-inflicted gunshot wound".

Tributes left outside Coin Castle amusement arcade to owner John Brown
Tributes left outside Coin Castle amusement arcade to owner John Brown

The hearing was opened on Thursday and adjourned until a later date.

Mr Brown was known for his work in the community. Last summer, he donated boxes of stationery to Eastchurch primary school children.

A number of people have since paid tribute to him, and Coin Castle amusements was closed at the weekend as a mark of respect.

"He was a really nice chap – friendly, convivial" - Peter Goodspeed

Former Mayor of Swale Pat Sandle said: "He was always so positive and smiling. He was a force in Leysdown and he took a keen interest in anything going on in the area."

Leysdown Chalet Services' Peter Goodspeed added: "He was a really nice chap – friendly, convivial. Our thoughts are with his family."

Police and ambulance services were called to his home just before midday last Monday.

A spokesman said: "We were called following a report of concern for a man.

"At this stage his death is not being treated as suspicious."

A full inquest date will be announced later.

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