Four teenagers charged with manslaughter over death of man in Kent

Four teenagers charged with manslaughter over death of man in Kent

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Four teenagers have been charged with manslaughter after the death of a man in Kent who it is thought may have fallen from a height.

Police named the victim as Dale Simmons, 42, whose body was found in an area near Chalk Pit Hill in Chatham, Kent, on Thursday at about 11am.

Kent police said he was believed to have died between 6pm and 8pm the previous evening, adding on Saturday that it was believed he had died after suffering injuries consistent with a fall from height.

Announcing the charges on Sunday, police confirmed all four suspects were believed to have been known to the victim.

They are Tyrese Scott, 18, of Chatham, a 17-year-old boy and two 16-year-old boys.

They are due to appear before Medway magistrates court on Monday.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the events leading up to the victim’s death and are asking motorists with dashcam and residents with private CCTV to check for footage between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday in case it might help the investigation.

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