John Buchanan remanded in custody on charge of murdering Ramsgate dad Archie Ward

Photo Roger Greenaway

A man charged with murder following the death of Ramsgate dad and scaffolder Archie Ward has been remanded in custody.

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

Buchanan is charged with the murder of 40-year-old Mr Ward following an altercation in St John’s Crescent on Sunday.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on June 22.

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.