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Margate murder investigation: Fundraiser set up to help family of Mark Miles

A fundraising page has been set up to help raise money for the family of Mark Miles who died in Margate.

The 44-year-old father was found in a flat in Sandhurst Place early on Saturday and a 23-year-old has been charged on suspicion of murder.

Mark Miles died on Saturday in a flat in Margate
Mark Miles died on Saturday in a flat in Margate

An appeal has now been set up by a friend asking people to help the family cover the funeral costs.

Tributes have poured in on social media to Mr Miles who has been described as a lovely man.

One posted: "You were one of the best, if not the best.

"It was a pleasure knowing you and your family helped me in the past. Will see you on the other side."

Mr Miles was also described as a "sound friend" and "all round good man".

Police at the scene of a suspected murder in Sandhurst Place, Margate. Picture: UKNIP
Police at the scene of a suspected murder in Sandhurst Place, Margate. Picture: UKNIP

Richard McAuley, 23, of Northdown Road, Cliftonville, has been charged with murder.

He has also been charged with assaulting a woman during the incident. She was not seriously injured.

Mr McAuley will appear before Medway magistrates today.

Police were initially called to reports a man had been seriously injured with a broken bottle.

Mr Miles was pronounced dead at the scene.

To donate to the fundraiser click here.

Police at the scene of the fatal attack. Video: KMG/UKNIP

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