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Kyle Yule stabbing: Man charged with murder

Kyle Yule Image copyright Family picture
Image caption Kyle Yule died in hospital after the attack

A man has been charged with murder after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed to death in the street,

Kyle Yule was reportedly attacked while fleeing from a Renault Clio that was being vandalised by a gang in East Street, Gillingham, on Friday.

Victor Maibvisira, 19, of St Johns Road, Gillingham, has been charged with one count of murder and one count of affray.

Seven other men have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Two men aged 17 and 20, who were arrested on Wednesday, remain in custody.

A 15-year-old boy and a 20-year-old man have been released while inquiries continue.

Two boys aged 15 and 16, and an 18-year-old man have been bailed to dates in November.

Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate is appealing for any witnesses to the incident, at about 20:30 BST, to come forward.

Mr Yule died as a result of his injuries in hospital and his mother paid tribute to her "precious son" on Monday.

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