Kent

Injured Chatham man's death sparks murder investigation

Corner of Magpie Hall Road and Glencoe Road Image copyright Google
Image caption Kent Police said the "disturbance" took place in Magpie Hall Road and Glencoe Road

A man who was critically injured in a "disturbance" involving several people has died in hospital, sparking a murder investigation.

Michael Tierney, 33, was found with serious head injuries in Haig Avenue, Chatham at about 22.55 BST on Tuesday.

Police believe he was attacked during a disturbance in Glencoe Road and Magpie Hall Road, minutes earlier.

A 26-year-old local man, who was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, remains in custody.

Kent Police have also held a 27-year-old woman, also from the town, on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Det Insp Ivan Beasley said: "This is now being treated as a murder investigation and I would like to reiterate that we are appealing for information."

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