Langton Green man charged with murdering brother near Hadlow

CRIME SCENE: The murder took place near the Hadlow Manor Hotel

Langton Green man charged with murdering brother near Hadlow

by Andy Tong | 30th December 2018

A MAN from Langton Green will appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday [January 3] after being charged with the murder of his brother near Hadlow.

Lee John Robert Eldred of Tonbridge, believed to be in his 30’s, has been named as the victim of the suspected murder which took place on Friday.

His brother, Carl Eldred, was charged with one count of murder the following day.

Police were called to the incident, which occurred in a vehicle near Hadlow Manor Hotel on the A26, at around 10:30pm.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: "The incident happened inside a vehicle and the man was treated at the roadside by the South East Coast Ambulance Service before being declared deceased."

Carl Eldred, 33, of Little Footway, Langton Green stood in the dock at Medway Magistrates Court on Monday wearing a grey jumper and blue jeans.

He spoke only to confirm his name and nationality as British. The trial will now continue at Maidstone Crown Court.

It is the second time in four months that Hadlow has been the subject of a murder investigation.

In September Jack Ralph was charged with the murder of two women and the attempted murder of a man in Carpenters Lane.

The 28-year-old is accused of killing Margaret Harris, 78, and her daughter Sharon, 55, at their home in a neighbouring property.

Mrs Harris's husband David, also in his 70s, was seriously injured.

 

 

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