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Margate Sandhurst Place 'murder' victim named as Mark Miles

The victim of an alleged murder has been named as Mark Miles.

A man in his 40s was killed yesterday at Sandhurst Place in Margate at 1am, and a man who was known to the victim was arrested a short distance away.

Mark Miles was killed in Sandhurst Place, Margate (19229795)
Mark Miles was killed in Sandhurst Place, Margate (19229795)

Richard McAuley, 23, of Northdown Road, Cliftonville, has now been charged on suspicion of 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 on Monday 14 October.

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

Mr Miles was pronounced dead at the scene.

A neighbour told KentOnline that he heard "blood-curdling screams" coming from the flat, where a woman is reported to have been present.

Dogs were used by officers combing the area for evidence, and forensic teams also descended on the property.

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