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Brothers charged with murdering uncle in Kent

Jack Treeby
Jack Treeby suffered head and chest injuries when he was hit by a car

Two brothers have appeared in court charged with murdering their uncle, who died after being hit by a car in Kent.

Father-of-five Jack Treeby, 43, of Rainham, suffered multiple injuries in the accident in Maidstone on Sunday.

His nephews, Billy Treeby, 29, and George Treeby, 22, both of Queen Street, Paddock Wood, were remanded in custody by Maidstone magistrates.

Their mother, Charity Treeby, 50, of Queen Street, was remanded in custody charged with murder on Thursday.

The brothers also each face a charge of attempting to murder Jack Treeby's brother, Gary Treeby, who suffered bullet wounds and remains in a stable condition in hospital.

All three are next due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 18 January.

Seriously injured

A third man, aged 49, arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.

Police were called to the scene in Quarry Road just before 1900 GMT on Sunday, following reports that two men had been seriously injured in a collision.

A man who suffered minor injuries after being hit by a vehicle was treated at the scene.

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