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Gravesend suspected murder victim named

PUBLISHED: 10:56 25 July 2018

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have released the name of the man who died following a suspected murder in St Patrick's Gardens, Gravesend. Picture: Google

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have released the name of the man who died following a suspected murder in St Patrick's Gardens, Gravesend. Picture: Google

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Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have released the name of the man who died following a suspected murder in Gravesend.

Ronnie Smith, also known as Ronnie Vine, died on the morning of Sunday July 22 after he was found with head and stomach injuries in St Patrick’s Gardens the previous evening. He was 31 and from Cranbrook.

Prior to his death an altercation is reported to have taken place at a private address in Taunton Vale at around 7.45pm.

On Monday July 23 the Crown Prosecution Service authorised a charge of murder against Joe Chuter, of Taunton Vale in Gravesend.

He appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday July 24 and at this hearing he was remanded to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday July 26.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01474 366149 quoting crime reference XY/045448/18.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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