Police issue fresh appeal over death of man at Kent castle

Police have issued a recent attraction for witnesses after a “dreadful incident” wherein a person died within the grounds of a Kent fortress.

Charlie Hilder, 66, from Essex, died at Lullingstone fortress on Thursday afternoon, after emergency products and services had been known as to the scene.

Officials mentioned it have been reported that Hilder can have been all in favour of an altercation with two youngsters close to a lake sooner than his dying, bringing up experiences of rocks being thrown. 

The dying is being handled as unexplained and a postmortem exam is predicted to happen on Monday.

Det Ch Insp Gavin Moss, from the Kent and Essex critical crime directorate, mentioned: “We proceed to attraction for info from anyone who witnessed the incident or noticed two younger folks within the neighborhood of the lake between 12pm and 7pm. One among them can have been sporting a fishing rod.” 

He added: “There have been a lot of people within the house together with cyclists, joggers, canine walkers, anglers and golfers. Some may have taken images or movies that can lend a hand us with our inquiries and we’re specifically willing to talk to anyone who used to be close to the gatehouse at the property or in a parking lot subsequent to the lake.” 

Charlie Hilder.



Charlie Hilder. Photograph: Circle of relatives handout/PA

Police additionally wish to talk to the landlord of a drone they imagine can have been flying within the house on the time of the incident. 

Native fishermen have expressed surprise and disappointment at Hilder’s dying. In a tribute, the Kingfisher Angling and Preservation Society mentioned: “The society has been surprised and a great deal saddened to listen to of the dying of Mr Charles Hilder. At this level we wish to go on our honest condolences to Charlie’s friends and family.”

On its web site, the society warns participants about poaching within the house. It’s been reported that Hilder spent Thursday morning serving to to inventory the five-hectare (14-acre) lake with rainbow trout.

The incident adopted what locals described as a spate of delinquent behaviour within the picturesque village across the 15th-century fortress.

The Conservative native MP, Laura Trott, mentioned the police had showed there can be a direct larger presence. “My ideas cross out to the sufferer’s circle of relatives and family members at this tough and unhappy time,” she wrote.

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