Woman is found dead on footpath in Kent village

Woman is found dead on footpath in Kent village sparking huge police response

  • Kent Police were called to Snowdown, near Dover, at around 4pm on Tuesday 
  • Witnesses said footpath was taped off after body was found in sleepy hamlet 
  • Police are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances of the death

Police rushed to a sleepy Kent village last night after a woman was found dead near to a footpath.

Officers were called to Snowdown, near Dover, at around 4pm on Tuesday following reports a body had been found near to Aylesham Road.

Photographs from the scene show forensics teams in attendance, alongside several police vehicles.

Police rushed to a sleepy Kent village last night after a woman was found dead near to a footpath

Officers were called to Snowdown, near Dover, at around 4pm on Tuesday following reports a body had been found near to Aylesham Road

Photographs from the scene show forensics teams in attendance, alongside several police vehicles. Reports claimed a fire engine had also arrived

Kent Fire and Rescue confirmed a fire engine had been in attendance at the scene. 

Road closures were also in place as officers investigated the death last night.  

Witnesses said a footpath was taped off during the incident, KentOnline reported.  

It is understood a heavy police presence remained at the scene late into last night.      

It is understood a heavy police presence remained at the scene late into last night

Witnesses said a footpath was taped off during the incident. Pictured: Police at the scene

A police spokesman said: ‘Kent Police was called at around 4.10pm on Tuesday, April 27 following the death of a woman in the Aylesham Road area of Snowdown.

 ‘Officers are currently at the scene carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.’ 

Kent Fire and Rescue added: ‘Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called at 18.22 to assist Kent Police in Aylesham Road, in Snowdown, Dover. 

‘One fire engine attended.’ 

MailOnline has contacted Kent Police for further comment. 

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