Library image: The victim was taken by air ambulance to a London hospital

More people have been arrested after a man died in hospital following a reported assault in Chatham.

On Monday 1 April 2024, Kent Police was called to a property in the High Street at around 4.55pm following the discovery of an injured man in his 30s who was found with injuries at the address. He was taken by air ambulance to a London hospital where his death has since been confirmed.

It is alleged the victim may have been assaulted earlier in the day between 11am and 2pm in an access road that runs between Luton Road and Newnham Street, near the junction with Magpie Hall Road. Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are also investigating reports he suffered injuries during a previous assault in the High Street. This happened between the junctions with Upbury Way and Institute Road, at around 10.45pm on Saturday 30 March.

Two men, aged 32 and 35, were arrested in connection with the incident on Saturday 6 April and Sunday 7 April, respectively. Both suspects have since been released on bail pending further investigation. A 43-year-old who was arrested on Thursday 4 April is also on bail while a fourth man, detained on Monday 1 April, has now been released without charge.

Police are continuing their appeal for anyone who witnessed either of the incidents to contact them. Drivers with dashcam and residents with private CCTV in the area, are also asked to check for relevant footage. Anyone with information should call 01634 792209, quoting reference 46/52286/24. CCTV or dashcam footage, and information can also be submitted via the public portal:

People can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.

By Ed

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