Landlord stabbed to death in his Kent pub as detectives arrest woman

Tributes have been paid to Matthew Bryant, (KMG / SWNS)

A landlord has been stabbed to demise in his personal Kent pub as detectives arrested a girl in her 50s on the scene.

Matthew Bryant, who had run the Hare and Hounds in Maidstone for the final eight years, was pronounced lifeless shortly earlier than 6pm on Monday.

The lady, who was identified to the sufferer, was arrested on the scene on suspicion of homicide and stays in custody, police stated in a press release.

A big police cordon was arrange the pub on Tuesday morning as tributes poured in for the favored landlord who had been a publican for 25 years.

Native resident Chris Leach instructed the Mirror Mr Bryant “hadn’t acquired a nasty bone in his physique.”

He added: “You couldn’t assist however love him.”

Mark Osborne stated: “All my ideas exit to all his household and mates. Heaven has acquired a real angel.” One other native Daniel Hoggart described Mr Bryant as an “absolute gent.”

A Kent Police spokeswoman stated: “Officers have arrested a girl on suspicion of a homicide in Maidstone.

“Police was referred to as to Decrease Boxley Highway at 6pm on Monday and patrols attended together with South East Coast Ambulance Service. A person was handled for accidents in keeping with stab wounds and was confirmed deceased on the scene shortly after.

“His subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable. An investigation by the Kent and Essex Critical Crime Directorate was commenced and a girl in her 50s was arrested and brought into custody.”

She added: “It’s understood the suspect and the sufferer have been identified to one another. A cordon stays in place on the scene whereas enquiries are accomplished into the circumstances surrounding the incident.”

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