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Police arrest two men in murder investigation in Maidstone

Police arrest two men in murder investigation after man was brutally stabbed to death on the doorstep of his home

  • Man was said to have been stabbed with a large knife at property in Maidstone 
  • Fight allegedly broke out outside home in Kent town at about 9pm last night
  • Air ambulance landed on green outside but he was pronounced dead at scene
  • Kent Police have arrested two men and say they were both known to the victim

Two men have been arrested in a murder investigation after a man was allegedly stabbed to death on the doorstep of his home in Kent. 

The man was said to have been attacked a number of times with a large knife at his property in Maidstone following a fight which broke out at about 9pm last night.

Emergency services rushed to the victim’s aid and the air ambulance landed on the green outside on Cambridge Crescent, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police investigate at the scene in Maidstone, Kent, this morning after last night’s fatal stabbing

A police tent is erected at the scene of the murder as officers investigate in Maidstone today

A police tent is erected at the scene of the murder as officers investigate in Maidstone today

The incident took place on Cambridge Crescent in the Kent town of Maidstone last night

The incident took place on Cambridge Crescent in the Kent town of Maidstone last night

A silver car was taken away on a low loader, and a large crime scene was put in place around the house with surrounding roads sealed off. 

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are leading the investigation and said the arrested men were both known to the victim.

The men are being questioned by detectives at police stations in Kent, and officers are now appealing for anyone with information and witnesses to come forward.  

A Kent Police spokesman said: ‘Two people have been arrested following the death of a man in Maidstone.  

A police forensics officer investigates at the scene of the murder in Maidstone last night

A police forensics officer investigates at the scene of the murder in Maidstone last night

Two police cars are stationed at the scene of the murder in Maidstone yesterday evening

Two police cars are stationed at the scene of the murder in Maidstone yesterday evening

A forensics officer looks for clues at the scene in Maidstone as they investigate last night

A forensics officer looks for clues at the scene in Maidstone as they investigate last night

‘Kent Police was called to a disturbance at a property in Cambridge Crescent at around 9.15pm on Monday May 4, 2020. 

‘Officers and the South East Coast Ambulance Service attended the scene where a man was declared deceased.

‘An investigation to establish the circumstances of the incident has been launched by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and two men, who were known to the victim, have been arrested.’   

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Opolice on 101 quoting reference 04-1448 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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