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Police and paramedics were called to Ethelbert Road yesterday

Man in his 50s dies in city street

A man who suffered a medical episode in a Canterbury street has died.

Police and paramedics were called to Ethelbert Road near the Kent and Canterbury Hospital at just after 1.30pm yesterday (Monday).

They were seen tending to a man lying in the road before he was placed on a stretcher which was then wrapped in a plastic sheet.

A police van blocked the junction of the road with Old Dover Road while an officer stood midway along Ethelbert Road warning pedestrians of the incident further down the street.

Kent Police today confirmed the man, who was in his 50s, had died.

Police spokesman Amanda Wills told the Canterbury Journal: “Officers were called to Ethelbert Road where SECAmb were treating a man in his 50s who had suffered a medical episode.

“The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is not being treated as suspicious and a report has been compiled for the coroner. Next of kin are aware.”

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