Kent

Folkestone man on murder charge over car park attack

Tim Clayton
Image caption Tim Clayton was found unconscious in a car park in Pound Way

A man has been charged with murder after an attack in Folkestone.

Brian Sharp, 54, of Manor Road, was charged on Monday night, Kent Police said.

He appeared at magistrates' court and was remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday.

Tim Clayton, 45, also from Folkestone, died at the Royal London Hospital after suffering fatal head injuries on Saturday morning.

He was found unconscious in a car park behind Europa House in Pound Way.

Mr Clayton's daughter Jessica, 22, said he was a man who was "always smiling".

"We all knew he had his demons but despite what was going on in his life, he would always go out of his way to help other people."

Four other men have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

A 25-year-old from Folkestone was arrested on suspicion of murder on Sunday and bailed.

Three men, of no fixed address, were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of assault.

Two, aged 28 and 38, were released without charge. A third man, aged 44, was bailed pending further inquiries, Kent Police said.

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