Man charged with killing mum-of-three
A MOTHER-OF-THREE has died after being attacked in an alleyway just off Godfrey Walk in Ashford last Thursday.
Susie Smith, 50, also known as Susie Beaney, died at the William Harvey Hospital after the incident which happened at about 6.45pm.
Flowers have been left at the scene from friends and family in the alley than runs between Christchurch Road and Godfrey Walk.
One from her children reads: “To mum, we love you and will miss you.
“Never thought it would end this way.
“Wish we could have had more laughs and years together. We will always be thinking of you and you will always be in our hearts.”
Another from a friend adds: “Susie, always a smile and a kindly word for my boys. Hope you are at peace.”
Police closed the alley off on Thursday. Forensic officers were also seen entering the first block of Waterman House which runs alongside the alley.
A neighbour, who did not want to be named, told the Kentish Express: “I knew her but I didn’t see or hear anything.
“The first I knew of it was when I came home at about 10.30pm and the police had taped the alleyway off.
“No one was allowed down it. Police have been coming and going all day.”
Another neighbour added: “I knew Susie pretty well and she was always around here because I think her boyfriend lived in Godfrey Walk. It’s a horrible thing to have happened.”
Steven Brooker, of Waterman House, appeared at Dover Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with Susie Smith’s murder.
He is due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court again this week after being remanded in custody. A date for this has not yet been set.
Flowers and tributes to Susie Smith have been left at the scene of the attack
A forensic officer at the scene
A police officer at Godfrey Walk on Friday morning