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Man arrested on suspicion of murdering two women in Kent

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two women were found dead.

Officers were called by paramedics to an address in Hadlow, near Tonbridge, just after 7.40am on Saturday, Kent Police said.

Three people were found seriously injured at the property in Carpenters Lane.

Two women, in their 50s and 70s, died at the scene. A man in his 70s was taken to hospital in London for treatment.

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering two women in Kent

The suspect, who is believed to be known to both women, remains in police custody. A man in his 70s was taken to hospital in London

The suspect, who is believed to be known to both women, remains in police custody. A man in his 70s was taken to hospital in London

A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he remains in police custody.

Officers believe the victims and the suspect were known to each other, a force spokeswoman said.

Neighbours have spoken of their shock at learning a double murder had taken place in their ‘quiet and friendly’ village.

A man is in custody after two women were found dead in Hadlow, near Tonbridge in Kent, on Saturday.

Police were called by paramedics to a house in Carpenters Lane just after 7.40am. 

Sophie Moorey-Brown, 31, said neighbours were shocked when emergency services, large numbers of police and forensic teams arrived in the village.

A man in his 70s was flown from the scene to hospital in London by air ambulance, pictured

A man in his 70s was flown from the scene to hospital in London by air ambulance, pictured

She said: ‘The first we knew about it was when there was an air ambulance very low over the houses.

‘There was a heavy police presence and forensic teams.

‘We’ve lived here for five years and never heard anything bad happen, it has always been so quiet and a lovely place to be.

‘We are very shocked and saddened by what we have heard and are trying to shield our boys from hearing too much.

‘I feel so sad for the families of the deceased and hope the man makes a full recovery.

‘It is such an awful thing to hear anywhere but in our lovely, friendly little village it’s bound to rock us residents even more so.’ 

Detectives believe the victims and the suspect were known to each other. 

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