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Paris Brown's Twitter apology

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I'm not homophobic,racist or violent I'm against taking of drugs.I’m guilty of showing off &wildly exaggerating &I am very ashamed of myself

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Pls dont blame the Mail on Sunday. It's my stupidity before becoming YPCC.I'm growing up fast &will make this post work 4 Kents young people

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Youth police commissioner's tearful apology for tweets

by Iain McBride

Kent's Police Commissioner Ann Barnes is tonight pledging to stand by the teenager she appointed last week as her youth expert after it was revealed the youngster had used Twitter to send messsages about drinking, drugs and sex.

Seventeen-year-old Paris Brown made a tearful apology for the tweets which were sent nearly two years ago. They have both been speaking to Iain McBride

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Police commissioner backs Paris after 'offensive' tweets

Kent's Police & Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes, has said was appalled when she heard about offensive Twitter messages sent by the teenager she last week appointed as the county's first Youth and Crime Commissioner. However, Ann Barnes defended Paris Brown, saying she deserved another chance.

The tearful teenager said the messages were sent when she was younger, and she apologised for any offence she had caused.

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Youth police rep sorry for tweets: 'I was naive and immature... I apologise'

Kent's first Youth Police and Crime Commissioner Paris Brown,17, has apologised for writing tweets that were inappropriate. A Sunday paper accused her of writing messages on Twitter that were racist and homophobic, as well as offensive messages about drugs and drinking.

The teenager said that some of the messages had been taken out of context, that they were written some time ago, and that she was sorry if she had offended anyone.

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Incident at Dartford Tunnel - police investigating

The public are being advised to avoid the Dartford Tunnel at present if they can, after an incident which led to the closure of two lanes just after 11am.

There is queueing traffic on the M25 anticlockwise at A282 (Dartford Tunnel toll booths), and congestion on M25 to J1b A282 / A296 Princes Road (Dartford).

Kent Police are investigating the incident on the QE2 Bridge. Traffic is now using the Dartford Tunnels, but traffic is only running in two lanes in each direction.

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Scanners to combat rise in dog thefts

A dog being microchipped by vets Credit: Press Association Images

Kent Police has given dog charity DogLost the money to buy ten microchip scanners following a sharp rise in the number of working dogs being stolen. Twenty dogs were reported stolen in the county between August and December last year.

Labradors, retrievers and spaniels are among those being taken in sometimes brazen thefts because criminals can gets hundreds and sometimes thousands of pounds for them.

A number of dogs have been stolen from Kent in the past few months Credit: Press Association Images

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