Man dies after 'rock throwing incident' in grounds of Kent castle

Man dies after ‘rock throwing incident’ in grounds of Kent castle

  • Rocks were allegedly thrown nearby the castle before a man died this afternoon
  • Armed police seen ‘running up the road’ near to Lullingstone Castle in Eynsford
  • It is understood police are searching fields close to the grounds after incident
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A man has died following a ‘disturbance where rocks were thrown’ in the grounds of a historic Kent castle.

The victim was reported to have been going for a walk in the grounds of Lullingstone Castle in Eynsford when he died at around 5pm today.

Rocks were allegedly thrown by a person close to the historic manor house, before the man sadly passed away at the scene. 

Witnesses reported seeing armed police arrive at the castle alongside paramedics who attempted to save the victim’s life, Kent Online reported. 

A man has died after a ‘rock throwing incident’ in the grounds of a historic Kent castle

Roads were closed near to Lullingstone Castle this evening, and officers are understood to be searching fields close to the grounds

Roads were closed near to Lullingstone Castle this evening, and officers are understood to be searching fields close to the grounds. 

Locals also reported seeing an air ambulance hovering above the village.

One witness said: ‘I came out and saw armed police running up the road. Other officers told me it was now a crime scene.’ 

A spokesperson for Kent Police confirmed the force was called to a ‘disturbance’ in the grounds of Lullingstone Castle at 5.21pm.

‘A man later died at the scene and officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are investigating,’ a statement added. ‘It was reported that rocks were being thrown.’

Members of the public gather around a police patrol car at Lullingstone Castle this evening

It is understood police are searching fields near the historic manor house following the death

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