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Carl Gregory 'murder' in Broadstairs: Girlfriend's tributes as Pokemon Go connection is ruled out

The alleged murder of a young man who died in his girlfriend's arms at a shopping centre had nothing to do with Pokemon Go, it has emerged.

National newspaper reports have suggested the death of 20-year-old Carl Gregory near Westwood Cross shopping centre on Tuesday night was the country's "first Pokemon Go murder".

But police are not thought to be investigating a connection between the tragedy and the popular game.

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Carl Gregory with his former girlfriend Chloe Lemare
Carl Gregory with his former girlfriend Chloe Lemare

It comes as Mr Gregory's girlfriend Chloe Lemare issues heart-wrenching tributes to the popular Sainsbury's worker on Facebook, and describes his final moments.

The couple are thought to have split around a month ago, but reconciled recently.

She said: "Yesterday I lost the love of my life in my arms. He was the most amazing guy, he was there for me. We only just got back together and tried to bring him back but it was too late.

"You are the love of my life Carl and I want to see you one last time. I'm just so angry and sad I couldn't save you. I love you baby, RIP my love."

Miss Lemare's mother Shanice has also criticised speculation in the national media about the circumstances surrounding Mr Gregory's death.

Alongside a photo of the pair posted on Facebook, she said: "See this beautiful couple. Well that's my daughter Chloe who just split up with her boyfriend a month ago. Which she loved and missed every day and remained friends.

Carl Gregory died aged 20 following an alleged attack
Carl Gregory died aged 20 following an alleged attack

"Well now she will never get that chance to hold him any more."

She initially posted a message suggesting Pokemon was somehow involved in the incident and that Mr Gregory "was killed for nothing," but has since deleted the reference and said it is not true.

Miss Lemare has since been back to the scene of the alleged murder at The Link shopping area in Margate Road, Broadstairs to lay floral tributes and light candles.

Video: Tributes paid to Carl Gregory

Players at a Sunday League football match in Ramsgate also plan to hold a minute's silence in memory of the former Marlowe Academy pupil before kick off this weekend.

Police were called to the scene just after 10pm on Tuesday, and found Mr Gregory with serious injuries.

Paramedics were called, but he could not be saved.

Two men aged 20 and 27 who were arrested on suspicion of Mr Gregory's murder remain in police custody.

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