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Kent murder victim's family makes Crimewatch plea

Adrian Milner with his partner Gemma Stuttard and her daughter Molly
Image caption Adrian Milner died in hospital 12 days after the attack

Relatives of a Kent murder victim have made a televised appeal in an attempt to solve the crime and put the family's minds at rest.

Adrian Milner, 48, died in hospital on 9 January after being punched in the street and hitting his head on the ground in Church Road, Sittingbourne.

BBC 1's Crimewatch featured CCTV footage of Mr Milner's final walk and interviews with family members.

His brother, Duncan, said he hoped the programme would jog people's memories.

Mr Milner, a father of two who was also known as Ada, was attacked as he walked home with a friend near the Co-op in the Murston area of the town just before 2000 GMT on 28 December.

'Unprovoked attack'

He was transferred to a specialist neurosurgery hospital in London, where he died 12 days later.

His brother said: "Bringing his killer to justice would help us come to terms with Ada's death.

"I am so angry at what happened because it was an unprovoked attack. He didn't deserve it.

"It is very frustrating and upsetting and I just hope we find the person who did it. They need to be found."

The programme also featured interviews with Mr Milner's partner, Gemma Stuttard, and one of his sons, Josh, 20.

Det Sgt Richard Le Jeune, of the Kent and Essex serious crime directorate, also appeared on Crimewatch to appeal for the public's help with information.

He said: "We urgently need to speak to the people on the CCTV who we know were in the area at the time and may have vital information about what happened."

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