Man Charged With Murder In Gravesend

25 July 2018, 11:17 | Updated: 25 July 2018, 13:45

Police

A man from Gravesend has been charged with murder and is due to appear in court tomorrow.

A man who died following a suspected murder in Gravesend has been named by police.
 
31 year old Ronnie Smith, also known as Ronnie Vine from Cranbrook died on Sunday after he was found with head and stomach injuries in 
St Patrick’s Gardens on Saturday night.
 
Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are releasing the name of a man who died following a suspected murder in Gravesend.
 
Ronnie Smith, also known as Ronnie Vine, died on the morning of Sunday 22 July 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 23 July 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 24 July and at this hearing he was remanded to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday 26 July.
 
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.