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Jonathan Lawlor, Two people have been charged over the murder of a 35-year-old man who was shot dead at a secluded Kent holiday resort on the Isle of Sheppey.
Jonathan Lawlor, 42, of no fixed address, was today charged with the murder of Sam Petrou, whose body was discovered in Eastchurch last Sunday.
Daisy Donohoe, 35, from Welling, southeast London, was also charged with assisting an offender.
Police arrested five people in total over the death of the father after his body was discovered in a caravan at Cliff Cottage in Chalet Park at around 9.40am.
Both suspects have been remanded in custody and will appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
Jonathan Lawlor is 41 years old.
Two Charged Over Murder of 35-Year-Old Who Was Shot Dead
On Friday afternoon, a 42-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were taken into custody on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
Kent Police said the man was apprehended more than 300 miles away in Newcastle while the woman was arrested in London.
Kent Police previously said that they arrested a man in his 50s at around 1pm on Sunday, the same day Sam’s body was found, on suspicion of murder.
A man, 42, from Sidcup, south east London, and a 33-year-old woman from Greenwich, have also been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
They remain under investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate and have been put on bail with conditions to return to a police station on September 11.
Tributes have poured in from people in Bromley, southeast London, where Sam is believed to be from, following his death.
In a post shared to Facebook, Sam’s dad Nick Petrou wrote: ‘He was so loved, the amount of posts and heartfelt comments that people have put up of him has blown me away and lifted my broken heart.
‘I would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my broken heart, for loving my beautiful son Sam from boyhood to manhood and beyond.
‘I can remember like yesterday when he was born with colic and in pain.
‘I held him in my arms every night for hours until he fell asleep. I have loved him and wanted to hold him in my arms, and did every time I saw him. He was so loving and I miss my baby.’
In another tribute, a friend of Sam’s told MyLondon: ‘Sam was a bubbly and happy go lucky man and he was always smiling.
‘We are all devastated to hear what has happened to Sam its so sad and such a shock for us all.’
Friend Ben Hyland added: ‘Devastated is an understatement – I can’t remember Sam not smiling and laughing.
‘He was such a nice man and would do anything for anyone, so I’m proud to call him my friend – I’m going to miss him dearly.’
One friend wrote: ‘Some amazing memories with you, this is just one of many, you were like family RIP Sam Petrou. You’ll never be forgotten.’
Another friend said: ‘Where do I start? I played my first Sunday league match and had my first legal pint with you.
‘You looked after me and took me in – I just want to say thank you for letting me be a part of your story. Sam my brother, fly high you’ll be forever with me.’
Around 20 police and forensic officers were seen investigating the area near Eastchurch Holiday Center on Tuesday.
It is not yet known if the suspects knew the alleged victim.
Detective Inspector Adam Marshall, of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, appealed for anyone with footage of the scene the evening before the body was found to come forward.
He said: ‘We are continuing to appeal to drivers who may have been in this area, between 7.30pm and 9pm on Saturday, June 10, to check for any dashcam footage which may assist our investigation.
‘It is important we identify the movements of people or vehicles in the Warden Road and Fourth Avenue areas, within this period.’
A Kent Police spokesperson said: ‘Three suspects arrested in connection with the death of a man in Sheerness have been bailed as part of an ongoing murder investigation.
‘Kent Police was called at around 9.40am on Sunday 11 June 2023, to an address in Fourth Avenue, Eastchurch, where Sam Petrou was found deceased.
‘Mr Petrou, aged 35, had suffered injuries consistent with gunshot wounds.
‘Since then, an investigation by the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate has led to the arrests of two men and a woman.
‘They all remain under investigation and are currently bailed, with conditions, to return to a police station on 11 September.’