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Man, 31, is arrested over woman's death after she is found with fatal injuries next to burning car

A 31-year-old man has been arrested after a woman with serious injuries was found next to a burning car on a dual carriageway and died at the scene. 

Officers were called to the car fire on the southbound side of the A21 near the exit for Tonbridge, Kent, at 2.34am.

Paramedics attended but pronounced the woman dead at the scene. Two fire engines also rushed to the roadside to extinguish the blaze. 

Kent Police said a 31-year-old man in London has been arrested and officers are 'working to establish the full circumstances'.

The A21 remains closed in both directions between Morley's roundabout and Tonbridge bypass while detectives hunt for clues. A drone has also been sent into the sky to scour the surrounding area. 

A 31-year-old man has been arrested after the body of a fatally wounded woman was found next to a burning car on the A21 near the exit for Tonbridge, Kent

The road has been closed in both directions between Morley's roundabout and Tonbridge bypass while detectives hunt for clues

Kent police said: 'Officers are working to establish the full circumstances of the incident, including any possible connection between the vehicle fire and the woman’s death.

'(Officers) have arrested a 31-year-old man from London in connection with her death. He remains in custody.'

A tweet posted this morning by Kent Police RPU showing a drone said: 'Assisting with the investigation this morning on the A21. Drone teamwork.' 

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward, including motorists with dashcams who have recently travelled in the area. 

Kent Police said a 31-year-old man in London has been arrested in connection to the incident. A drone has been sent into the sky to search for clues

Anyone who believes they have information is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting 16-0120. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org 

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