Armed police in manhunt after woman's death


A manhunt involving armed police is under way after the death of a woman in a village.

Kent Police are carrying out searches throughout the county, including the rail network, after the incident at a property in The Street in Benenden.

A spokesman said: "The death is being treated as suspicious and efforts are ongoing to trace a man in connection with the incident. The woman and man are known to each other."

As part of the investigation, armed police boarded a train on Thursday night in Gillingham, in the north of the county.

The spokesman said a search was launched after officers were called about the woman's death earlier in the day, at 4.20pm.