A further three people have been charged in connection with a murder in Tunbridge Wells.

Xhovan Pepaj, aged 25, was found fatally injured in Caley Road, at around 3.15am on Saturday 4 December 2021. He had sustained multiple injuries consistent with stab wounds.

On 7 December, an investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate led to a charge of murder for a Hornchurch man and a 17-year-old boy from Ilford.

They were also charged with conspiring to commit robbery and are currently remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 6 January 2022.

Officers also later charged three men from Ilford, Romford and, Brentwood with conspiracy to commit robbery. The man from Brentwood was further charged with possessing cannabis with intent to supply. These three men are remanded to Maidstone Crown Court on the same date.

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On Monday 20 December, three more men with one from Waltham Abbey and two from Brentwood were arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit robbery.

They were due to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 21 December.

In total, eleven people have now been arrested in connection with the investigation. The other three suspects remain on police bail pending further enquiries.

By Ed

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