Man not guilty of Ashford alleyway murder

A 42-year-old man who was charged with murdering a woman found attacked in a Kent alleyway has been cleared.

Steven Brooker, of Waterloo House, Godfrey Walk, who denied the charge, was found not guilty at Maidstone Crown Court on Wednesday.

Susie Smith, 50, also known as Susie Beaney, was attacked in May, and was found injured between Christchurch Road and Godfrey Walk in Ashford, Kent.

She was taken to a hospital in the town, where she later died.

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