A man in his 60s was found dead after a disturbance at Lullingstone Castle in Kent. It is believed the man is from Harold Hill and travelled to Kent on his own to go fishing.
Police believe there was an altercation between him and two local youths who started throwing rocks and stones at him. Residents in the area have complained about the increase in anti-social behaviour caused by youths in their 20’s who have on occasion threatened local residents.
Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are appealing for information as they investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of the man in Eynsford.
Kent Police was called at 5.21pm on Thursday 28 May to reports of a disturbance in the grounds of Lullingstone Castle.
Officers and South East Coast Ambulance Service attended and a man in his 60s was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is reported he may have been involved in an altercation with two boys or teenagers near to a lake within in the grounds, prior to his death.
Investigators are appealing for information from anybody who was in the area, including dog walkers, anglers and golfers, who witnessed the incident or saw two young people in the vicinity of the lake between 7pm and 12.
They are also keen to obtain video footage from any vehicles that travelled along Castle Road or Shoreham Road, and any cyclists or joggers in the area between these times.
Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 28-1127.
Anybody with video footage can make a report through the Kent Police section of the Major Incident Public Reporting Site: https://mipp.police.uk/
You can also contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by completing an online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
The Havering Daily’s thoughts are with the victim’s family during this sad time.