Detectives are appealing for information following the death of a man in Canterbury.

Kent Police was called at around 12pm on Sunday 16 October 2022 after a person was found lying unresponsive in a shallow section of the Great Stour river behind River Bend Close.

Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service but the man, who has since been identified as being local and in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s next of kin has been notified.

An investigation is being carried out to establish the circumstances surrounding the man’s death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.

Detectives would particularly like to speak to anyone who was in the area between 3pm and 6pm the previous day, Saturday 15 October, and saw two men together.

Anyone with information is urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference 46/199995/22. You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at

By Ed

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