Teenager arrested for murder after 20-year-old stabbed in Tonbridge

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A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Tonbridge.

The victim, aged in his 20s and from the local area, was assaulted at a location in or close to Avebury Avenue, during the early hours of Friday August 19, 2022. Kent Police was called at 12.55am and officers attended along with ambulance crews.

At 3.40am, a teenage boy from Tonbridge was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into custody.

As part of the investigation police have spoken to a number of potential witnesses, but are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.

Detective Inspector Lee Neiles, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said: “‘We are working to establish the full circumstances and it is crucial that we speak to anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious, around or before 12.55am.

“The area where the victim was assaulted was close to Tonbridge Park and a large number of residential properties. If you think you may be able to assist the investigation please don’t hesitate to call us.”

Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 101, quoting reference 19-0050. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.

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