A man has been charged with the murder of Ramsgate dad Archie Ward

A man has been charged following the death of Archie Ward. Main photo Lindsey Tomlinson

Officers investigating the death of dad and scaffolder Archie Ward in Ramsgate on Sunday have charged a man.

John Buchanan, 21, of St John’s Crescent, will appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court today (June 20).

He is charged with the murder of 40-year-old Michael Ward – best known as Archie – who died on Sunday in Bush Avenue following an incident in St John’s Crescent.

Archie Ward

It was reported that Mr Ward had driven to Bush Avenue after suffering a single stab wound to his thigh during an altercation. A knife believed to have been used in the incident has been seized by officers.

Photo Lindsey Tomlinson

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

Call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/25993/17. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.