Tributes have been paid to Alan Murphy who died in hospital on Thursday hours after being found with stab wounds on Whitstable Road 

Paying tribute to Alan, his family said: “‘Alan had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.

“He has left a lasting impression on everyone’s hearts who has met him.

“Alan was a loving son, brother, and father to his young daughter. He is gone but will never be forgotten.”

The investigation in to Alan’s murder is ongoing.

A 26-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody for questioning. 

Three men, aged 20, 21 and 41 were initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They have been questioned and since released with no further action. The 21-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of affray and has been bailed pending further enquiries.


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