Murder investigation launched in Gillingham after woman is stabbed multiple times

Detectives have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following the death of a woman in Gillingham.

Kent Police say they called at 4.51pm on Thursday 16 January 2020 to a property in Richmond Road, Gillingham. The South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended and a woman, aged 39, was declared deceased at the scene. Close family have been informed.

An investigation has been launched by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and the suspect, a man aged in his 30s, remains in police custody. The man and the victim were known to each other. One man who lives nearby described the scene as scene out of tv show “The Bill” It’s tragic she was so young, if it’s the lady that I am thinking of I think she may have had a couple of children.
The firs tI knew about it was all the Police turning up I had just been out walking the dog and came back and there were police everywhere. The scene of crime people turned up about 10pm last night they were in and out of the house in white paper suits. There are still Police there now.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Kent Police by calling 01634 792209, quoting reference number 16-1041.

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