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Family tribute for shooting victim

The wife of a 56-year-old man killed in a shooting has described him as a "gentle giant with a heart of gold".

Steven Langley died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen following an incident in Tonge, near Sittingbourne, Kent, on Friday afternoon.

Police have charged Simon Olsen, 54, of no fixed abode, with murder and he remains in police custody.

Kent Police were called at 2.45pm to reports that a man had been wounded in Lower Road, Tonge. Mr Langley was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident, according to a force spokesman.

The victim's wife, Lucia Langley, has paid tribute to her husband, who ran the Bax Farm Fisheries in Tonge.

Mrs Langley said: "He was a gentle giant with a heart of gold. He loved his family who always came first and he would do anything for anybody."

Detective Inspector Gavin Moss said: "We are continuing to investigate the circumstances that have led to this tragic death.

"Mr Langley was a much-loved father and husband, and was also a well-known member of his local community."


From Belfast Telegraph