Two men have been charged with the murder of a man in Dartford.

At around 7.10pm on Saturday 2 April 2022, officers and South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to Temple Hill after a man was found with a stab wound to his abdomen. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

It is alleged the victim had been assaulted in a communal parking area in Mallard Close, prior to his death.

An investigation was commenced by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and two suspects were arrested on Wednesday 6 April and Thursday 7 April.

On Friday 8 April, the crown prosecution service authorised charges of murder against Emanuel Nkrumah-Buansi, of Mayplace Road East, Bexleyheath and Jacob Afolabi, of Bevis Close, Dartford.

Mr Nkrumah-Buansi, aged 22 and Mr Afolabi, aged 26 were both remanded in custody and will appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 9 April.

Officers have already spoken with several potential witnesses but believe there a number of people who have important information who are yet to get in contact.

Anyone with information which can assist, including eyewitnesses and anyone with privately held CCTV or dashcam footage recorded in the area, are urged to contact Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting 02-1033.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by using the online form on their website here.

By Ed

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