Kent

Dartford pizza takeaway murder: Gravesend man charged

Takeaway in Dartford
Image caption Ben Mahoney was pronounced dead at the scene in East Hill

A 29-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 30-year-old man at a takeaway in Kent.

Ben Mahoney, of Dartford, suffered serious head injuries during an incident at a pizza shop in East Hill, Dartford, late on Friday evening.

Emergency services tried to resuscitate him but he died at the scene.

Eddie Ives, of St Gregory's Crescent, Gravesend, has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Medway Magistrates' Court on Monday.

Kent Police said a 36-year-old man, from Dartford and arrested following Mr Mahoney's death, had been released without charge.

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