Second man charged with Cliftonville murder

Police in Ethelbert Road Photo Mike Beaumont

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

Klaudijus Klimanskis, 41, of Athelstan Road has been charged with the murder of 38-year-old Edvardas Barscevicius. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 8 July.

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

These charges relate to the discovery of the body of Mr Barscevicius in Ethelbert Terrace on Monday 3 July.

Aurimas Vilius, 24, of Cornwall Gardens has also been charged with murder and assault. He appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 6 July  and is next due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 10 July.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate continue to carry out enquiries into the death.

Previous arrests:

A 54-year-old man has been released without charge

A 35-year-old man has been released pending further enquiries

 

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