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Third man charged with murder after Kyle Kelson shot dead in Cheam

A third man has been charged with the murder of a 25-year-old dad shot in the head in the street.

It comes after Luke Matthews, 28, was arrested in Whitstable on Tuesday morning after armed police stormed a holiday home in the coastal town. He has since been charged with murder.

Kyle Kelson died after being shot in the head on Friday. Picture: Met Police
Kyle Kelson died after being shot in the head on Friday. Picture: Met Police

Aaron McGrath, of Oakhill Road, Sutton, has also been charged with the murder of Kyle Kelson.

Now, a third man is accused of the same offence, having been charged on Saturday.

Gary Hyde, from Cheam, appeared in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court today.

The 34-year-old will next appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday.

Kyle was shot in the head in Brocks Drive in North Cheam, near Croydon, at just after 1am on Friday, June 19.

Joy Lane in Whitstable was sealed off during the incident. Photo: Sam Gambrill
Joy Lane in Whitstable was sealed off during the incident. Photo: Sam Gambrill

Police provided first aid, while ambulances and London's Air Ambulance also rushed to the scene.

But despite their best efforts, Kyle was pronounced dead at the scene at 1.45am.

Kyle's mother, Angella Kelson, said: "Kyle was a much-loved father, son, brother and friend to so many people.

"His big beautiful smile brought joy to all of us."

On Tuesday, armed police were sent to Joy Lane in Whitstable, shortly before 7.30am, sealing off the street while they approached an £850,000 detached house.

The scene following Kyle's death on Friday. Picture: UK News in Pictures
The scene following Kyle's death on Friday. Picture: UK News in Pictures

Neighbours were ordered to stay inside their homes as the raid was carried out.

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