Murder in Maidstone - London man charged

Contributed by editor on Feb 12, 2019 - 07:55 AM


A 39 year old man from South Norwood has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Maidstone.

Wesley Adyinka, 37, died following an incident near his home in Knightrider Street during the early hours of Sunday, 10 February 2019.

He suffered injuries consistent with a stabbing but the cause of death will not be established until a post-mortem examination on Wednesday 13 February.

A woman in her 30s also suffered suspected stab wounds during the incident but was not seriously injured and has since been discharged from hospital.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have been investigating the incident and arrested five people in connection with Mr Adyinka’s death.

The Crown Prosecution Service has now authorised charges of murder and GBH on a 39-year-old man from South Norwood, London.

He will appear before Medway magistrates today, Tuesday 12 February.

Four other men, a 37-year-old from Croydon, a 27-year-old from Surrey, a 37-year-old from Maidstone and a 17 year old from London have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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