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Wednesday, 26 December 2018

19-year-old woman was found dead on Christmas day


Investigation has been launched by police after a 19-year-old woman was found dead in Maidstone on Christmas Day.


Detectives are probing the “suspicious death” after finding the woman at an address in London Road near Allington, Kent.

Kent Police and the South East Coast Ambulance Service rushed to the property following a call at 1.18pm this afternoon.

Paramedics confirmed her dead at the scene.

“Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have launched a murder investigation following a suspicious death in Maidstone,” Kent Police said in a statement.

A man, 27, was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

The man and the woman are believed to know each other, Kent Police said.

Police are yet to establish the full circumstances and enquiries are still ongoing.

A police spokesman said: “Kent Police and the South East Coast Ambulance Service attended a property in London Road following a call at 1.18pm on Tuesday 25 December 2018, where a 19-year-old woman was confirmed deceased.

“A 27-year old man from Maidstone was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

“Both parties are believed to be known to each other.

“Enquiries to establish the full circumstances remain ongoing.”

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