Chatham: Murdered Man 'One In A Million'

21 June 2015, 12:10 | Updated: 21 June 2015, 12:21

The family of a man killed in a street fight in Chatham have paid tribute to an 'incredible dad'.

They say Michael Tierney was ‘one in a million’ and have thanked the community for its support since his murder.

Mr Tierney, 33, was found in Haig Avenue with serious injuries on Tueday night and died later in a London hospital.

Police say the fight started in Glencoe Road at about 10.45pm and continued in Magpie Hall Road.

Mr Tierney's family have issued this tribute:

"‘Our beloved Mikey was one in a million a wonderful son, fiancé, brother, uncle, brother-in-law and incredible dad to Jojo who he adored and a great stepdad. A light has gone out in our lives and our hearts are shattered.

"We would like to thank our family and all the community who have shown so much love and support for our Mikey. Also, big thank you to Kent Police who is working effortlessly to bring justice to our beloved Mikey".

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have now charged three people in connection with the murder.
George French, 39, from Ansell Avenue in Chatham has been charged with murder and is due to appear before Medway magistrates on 22 June.

William Fleming, 26, of White Road in Chatham, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 24 June.

Kelly Anne Wicker, 27, of Haig Avenue, was charged with assisting an offender and is due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 10 July.

Four other people were arrested in connection with Mr Tierney's death. A 39-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, both from Chatham and suspected of assisting an offender, have been bailed until 31 July.

A 32-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man have been released without charge.

Detectives say they are no longer looking for anyone else as part of their investigation, but if anyone has any information who has not yet come forward, they should call Kent Police on 101.