Kent

Gillingham murder: Teenager charged over stabbing

Murder scene in Fox Street, Gillingham
Image caption A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene

A teenager has been charged with the murder of a 35-year-old man in Gillingham just before Christmas.

Anthony Eastwood, 35, was found with stab wounds in Fox Street on 20 December. He died at the scene.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested in France and appeared before Medway magistrates earlier.

The male, from Barking in east London, was stopped by officers in Coquelles in the early hours of Saturday.

He was stopped with a woman in her 40s who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. She has since been released from custody pending further enquiries.

The teenager is due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday.

Kent Police said detectives were continuing to investigate the stabbing and were seeking to establish the whereabouts of a large knife.

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