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Man is found stabbed to death in an alleyway in Dartford as police arrest man in his 40s

Police arrest man in his 40s on suspicion of murder and seal off £900,000 home on upmarket street after man is found stabbed to death

  • Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found in Dartford
  • Officers were called to the scene in Oakfield Lane, Kent, at 8.18am this morning
  • A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Enquiries continue

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found with stab wounds on a wealthy residential street today.

Officers were called to the scene in Dartford, Kent, after reports of a man in his 40s found deceased in an alley on a property in Oakfield Lane.  

South East Coast Ambulance Service called Kent Police at 8.18am, and officers remain at the scene while inquiries continue. 

A man, also in his 40s, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. 

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was found this morning stabbed to death in Dartford, Kent. Pictured: Police in Oakfield Road, Dartford today

Officers and forensics teams were today seen attending a four-bedroom house worth £765,000 on Oakfield Lane

Officers and forensics teams were today seen attending a four-bedroom house worth £765,000 on Oakfield Lane 

A police officer removes evidence from the property in Oakfield Road, Dartford, Kent

A police officer removes evidence from the property in Oakfield Road, Dartford, Kent

Police are appealing for information.

Officers and forensics teams were today seen attending a four-bedroom house worth £900,000 on Oakfield Lane. 

A Kent Police spokesperson said: ‘A murder investigation has been commenced by officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate after the body of a man was found in Dartford.

‘Kent Police was called by South East Coast Ambulance Service at 8.18am on 14 May 2020 to a report of a man being found deceased in an alleyway near Oakfield Lane, Dartford. 

South East Coast Ambulance Service called Kent Police at 8.18am, and officers remain at the scene while inquiries continue

South East Coast Ambulance Service called Kent Police at 8.18am, and officers remain at the scene while inquiries continue

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police are appealing for information

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police are appealing for information

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found with stab wounds in an alleyway today

Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man was found with stab wounds in an alleyway today

‘The man, in his 40s, had injuries consistent with stab wounds.

‘Police remain at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

‘Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting reference 14-0193.

‘You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.’

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