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.

Photo Ben Bray

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.

Photo Roger Greenaway

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.



  1. RIP to such a wonderful man you will be gone but never forgotten. You will be missed by so many thoughts to your friends and family xx

  2. R.I.P.
    Thanet proves again, that no-one is safe as long as there are this sort of cretin walking about on our streets. Another knife crime in Newington! It was a few years ago, but someone else was stabbed to death not very far away from this one. Police cuts certainly are NOT proving too well around here. So, our useless Government, I suggest you cut your POLICE CUTS as soon as possible, and let us Peace loving people have at least a chance of survival.

  3. Another innocent person stabbed,Sooner or later it will not be safe to walk the streets,Several years ago a man was caught with a thing called a crossbow,When will this wave of violence cease ???

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