Four jailed after man murdered and woman stabbed in Maidstone

Four men have been jailed for a total of more than eighty years after a knife attack in Maidstone left a man dead and a woman with a serious injury.

Following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court, Kevin Roach (top left photograph) was jailed for 27 years, Julian Grant (top right photograph) for 20 years, Rodney Harris (lower left photograph) for 18 years, and Alfie Caparn (lower right photograph) was sentenced to 18 years.

At around 12.30am on 10 February 2019, 38-year-old Wesley Adyinka and a woman in her 30s were outside a block of flats in Knightrider Street when they were approached by Caparn, a person they had met previously, and Roach.

While the woman was talking on her mobile phone, Roach threatened Mr Adyinka who backed away but was held by Caparn before falling to the ground.