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Funeral of a father-of-five hit by a car held in Kent

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

The funeral has been held of a father-of-five who suffered fatal head and chest injuries as he was hit by a car.

Police are treating the death of Jack Treeby, 43, of Rainham, Kent, in Maidstone in December as murder.

Mourners attended a service at St Peter's Church, Hurstwood Road, Bredhurst, Kent, at 1030 GMT on Monday.

Four members of Mr Treeby's family have been charged with murder and are all due to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 9 April.

The funeral procession of horse-drawn carriages, eight limousines and flat bed lorries with floral tributes made its way to Chatham Cemetery via the A2 Maidstone Road, arriving at 1310 GMT.

In custody

Police were called to Quarry Road just before 1900 GMT on 27 December, 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.

Bill Treeby, 49, Billy Treeby, 29, George Treeby, 22, and Charity Treeby, 50, all of Queen Street, Paddock Wood, have been remanded in custody.

All four also each face a charge of attempting to murder Jack Treeby's brother, Gary, who suffered bullet wounds during the incident.

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