News from around the county Fa­ther ac­cused of daugh­ter’s mur­der

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - NEWS -

A man has ap­peared in court charged with mur­der­ing his daugh­ter at a car­a­van park and at­tempt­ing to mur­der an­other woman.

Richard Kray, 63, ap­peared be­fore mag­is­trates in Med­way on Mon­day charged with the mur­der of Olivia Kray, who was found dead at the West­lands Car­a­van Park near Herne Bay on Fri­day, July 21.

Miss Kray, 19, who was al­legedly at­tacked at the park, has been de­scribed as a “beau­ti­ful young lady”.

She was pro­nounced dead at the scene, which is op­po­site the Can­ter­bury Gar­den Cen­tre in Herne Com­mon.

Po­lice ar­rested and charged Kray with her mur­der and the at­tempted mur­der of Damyan­tee Cowan, be­lieved to be his part­ner, at a sep­a­rate ad­dress in the town the same day.

She did not need hospi­tal treat­ment.

Jade Black­mer, who went to pri­mary school with Olivia, said she was a car­ing per­son.

She said: “She was very re­served and con­scious of oth­ers. She didn’t smile of­ten but when she did it lit up the room.

“It’s such a tragedy this has hap­pened to such a young and beau­ti­ful lady.”

Kray, who is thought to live at the car­a­van park, ap­peared via vir­tual link from Can­ter­bury Po­lice Sta­tion.

Kray spoke only to con­firm his name and ad­dress and the mat­ters were sent to Crown Court to be dealt with.

Kray was re­manded in cus­tody un­til yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day) when he was due to ap­pear at Maid­stone Crown Court.

Olivia Kray was found dead at a Herne Bay car­a­van park

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