Jacob Cloke Wiki – Jacob Cloke Biography
Jacob Cloke, 29, a suspect in the shooting of a mother-of-two who was held hostage at her house on Coronation Day has died in hospital.
Jacob Cloke died yesterday from ‘critical’ gunshot wounds sustained at a property in Dartford, Kent, where he held Hayley Burke hostage. Ms. Burke, 36, was shot on Saturday afternoon after a standoff with armed policemen and police negotiators at her home and died two days later in a hospital. Cloke was being investigated as the primary suspect in the death of Ms. Burke, who loved ones described as “the loudest friend in the group.” A guy was charged yesterday after reportedly being found with a pistol linked to the murder of a mother-of-two who was held hostage in her house.
Witnesses reported that after an hour-long standoff, ‘pandemonium’ broke out and that the woman was ‘kept hostage’ by a man in the back of the home. A woman who lives near the hostage situation described the event as a terror attack. ‘After many hours of talking between the police and a male, I heard loud gunshot sounds and what appeared to be six gunshot sounds,’ she claimed. ‘It was a horrifying scene. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. I assumed it had to do with terrorism.’ She then discovered a smashed double-glazed window in one of her home’s bedrooms, with a ‘bullet’ jammed between the outer and inner panes. ‘I stayed inside all day because I was too scared to go outdoors in the situation,’ the woman stated. It lasted for hours. Then, at about 4.30 p.m., we noticed a woman receiving CPR outside a garage. We still didn’t know what was going on.’
Jacob Cloke was 29 years old.
Dartford shooting: Suspect dies in hospital
The incident occurred while millions of television viewers were watching King Charles III’s Coronation at Westminster Abbey, which was 16 miles distant. Witnesses reported that after being summoned to the residence at 12.40 pm, police roped off Priory Road and instructed locals to stay inside their homes before breaking down the front door of the terraced house. Following an hour-long standoff, ‘pandemonium’ erupted, with neighbors hearing what sounded like two rounds of gunshots. The occurrences were characterized as ‘scary’ by one woman who did not want to be identified. During the standoff, no police weapons were fired. Hayley was the loudest buddy in the group and never failed to get everyone laughing,’ one of Ms. Burke’s pals told KentLive. Hayley adored her children with all of her heart. Everything she did was for her boys, who were her entire world.
‘Hayley would do anything for everyone but wasn’t hesitant to tell you if you were making fun of her. She was brutally honest, and it was one of her better qualities. You could always ask Hayley for an honest opinion. Her absence from our lives will never be replaced. She deserved none of this. She has so much to give in terms of love and life.’ Ms. Burke was described as a ‘nice woman’ by one couple who knew her. ‘She used to work at my kid’s school years ago,’ claimed the 46-year-old parent, who did not want to be identified. I’ve known her for a long time. She was a lovely young lady. It’s terrible, especially on our doorstep, and it scared a lot of people. But it’s dreadful; this neighborhood has completely deteriorated.’ My son, 14 years old, recognized her and said she really helped me,’ said the mother, who stated her children were outside when it happened. She was always helpful and never disrespectful.’
Another resident, who wished to remain nameless, claimed he had just returned from the capital’s Coronation to discover the road closed. I couldn’t get down from that end, so I went down to that end, and then I heard the bullets, and cops were urging everyone to hide behind the barriers,’ he told KentLive. It was concerning.’ I was concerned since I hadn’t heard anything about what was going on. I just heard rumors from my neighbors. I just found out that someone died.’ Terry Beaton, 28, of Dartford, was charged yesterday with possessing a prohibited handgun prior to Friday. Beaton was scheduled to appear in Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. He was also accused of intent to provide cannabis, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance. According to a source, the weapon is being linked to the separate inquiry into Ms. Burke’s death.
The coroner is now leading an inquiry into both deaths.