A man has been charged with Cliftonville murder

Police at the scene Photo Mike Beaumont

Kent Police officers investigating a murder in Margate have charged a man.

Aurimas Vilius, 24, of Cornwall Gardens has been charged with the murder of 38-year-old Edvardas Barscevicius, who was also living in Margate. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (6 July).

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have also charged Mr Vilius with assault on another man, also from Margate, in connection with the incident.

The charges follow the discovery of Mr Barscevicius’ body in Ethelbert Terrace on Monday (3 July).

It is believed that both victims and the suspect are known to one another and enquiries into the death remain ongoing.

A 35-year-old man that was also arrested in connection with the incident has been released pending further enquiries.

A third man, aged 54, was released without charge.