A man has died following a ‘serious altercation’ in Ramsgate

Emergency services at the scene Photo Chloe Ramos

Kent Police have confirmed a man has died following an incident in Ramsgate.

Police were called at 5pm  to a report of a man with serious injuries in Bush Avenue, Ramsgate.

Officers attended, along with the South East Coast Ambulance Service, and a short while later the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Photo Chloe Ramos

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

The investigation is being handled by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and enquiries are on-going.

Photo Lindsey Tomlinson

The victim has been named locally as Ramsgate dad and scaffold firm worker Archie Ward.

Eye witnesses say the incident, believed to be a stabbing, happened following a row at a barbecue in Wentworth Drive.

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The police helicopter was reported to be searching over Newington and an air ambulance landed close to the school. Bush Avenue/ St John’s Avenue was taped off.

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A Kent air ambulance spokesman confirmed two helicopters were called to the scene.

At 5.13pm the Kent air ambulance was called out followed by the Redhill helicopter at 5.58pm.