Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have charged two people with a murder in Tunbridge Wells.

A police investigation commenced after a man was found fatally injured in Caley Road, at around 3.15am on Saturday 4 December 2021.

On Tuesday 7 December, the Crown Prosecution Service authorised a charge of murder for a man aged 18, from Hornchurch, and a 17-year-old boy from Ilford.

They have additionally been charged with conspiring to commit robbery and both been remanded in custody to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court today, Wednesday 8 December.

Other arrests

The investigation also led to the arrest of four further men on suspicion of murder. Three of these men are from Essex and are aged 18, 25 and 28. They remain in custody as enquiries continue.

The fourth man is 41 and from Hertfordshire. He has been released on bail, pending further enquiries, until Tuesday 28 December.

A 33-year-old woman from Essex who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been bailed, pending further enquiries, until Wednesday 29 December.

Can you help?

Investigators continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them. They are particularly keen to see any CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage that may assist their enquiries.

You can send information and share footage through the Major Incident Public Portal.

Witnesses can also contact Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 04-0191. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by completing the online form on their website.

By Ed

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