After less than a week as Britain's first youth crime commissioner, Paris Brown has stepped down from her role over Twitter posts.
Some motorists trapped overnight were caught in treacherous conditions on the M23 in Sussex and on the A23 in Kent
Plans have been revealed for a £2 billion pound entertainment resort in north Kent, which could rival Disneyland Paris.
A convicted murderer who was admitted to hospital in Gillingham, Kent, complaining of chest pains has been on the run for more than two months, police have revealed.
John Murch, 52, who was serving a life sentence for killing a man in Liverpool, was being held at Category D Standford Hill prison on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent.
He was admitted to the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham on August 31, but absconded the following day.
A public appeal for information about his whereabouts which was made by Kent Police in September did not mention that Murch was a killer.
– Met Police spokesperson
Murch is not currently considered to be a direct threat to the public however we advise you not to approach him and call 999 immediately. We are keen to speak to anyone who has any information regarding his whereabouts."
Anyone with information should call Kent Police, or the Wanted Offender Unit at Twickenham Police Station on 020 8247 7191, quoting ref EWMS 01TW/392014 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A killer serving a life sentence for murder has been spotted in Richmond town centre and Sheen High Street, according to the Richmond and Twickenham local Guardian.
John Murch, 52, who was serving life after killing a man in Liverpool but absconded from Medway Maritime hospital in Kent after he was admitted the previous day with chest pains.
Murch is described as white, medium build, 6ft and has balding hair. He has connections to Liverpool, Hammersmith and Fulham areas.
A child has reportedly been pulled from the wreckage, after a car crashed into his buggy, squashing him against a wall. According to the Daily Mail the child's mother witnessed the accident in Gravesend in Kent. The local MP was also nearby at the time.
– Adam Holloway, Gravesham MP, speaking to the Daily Mail
It was a miracle. If the car had come a few centimetres further the child would have died.
I heard unhappy sounds and rushed over and a car had crashed into a buggy and it was squeezed into a wall.
The child was lifted out by a guy - the kid seemed fine but the parents were obviously upset.'
Children in Kent are being asked to invent names for the county's fleet of snow gritters. The council are hoping to christen their fleet of 60 grit-mobiles with a variety of inventive wintry names.
Suggestions like "Snowminator" "Snow Farah" and "Usain Salt" have got the ball rolling, but if you have any good ideas, you can enter the competition here.
The winners will be invited to attend a ceremony and the top three names will win prizes and the chance to ride in one of the gritters.
- Entries must be submitted by Friday 18 October 2013.
- The 60 winning names will be announced between 21 October & 1 November.
- Entries age limit is up to 11 years old.
Police want to speak to a man known to use the name Stefan Nardi, and claims to be 37 years old and Italian.
– Chief Constable Ian Learmonth, Kent Police
We have been following up several lines of enquiry following the discovery of this multi-million pound cannabis production in Dartford.
We have released an image of a man who goes under the name of Stefan Nardi, although this could well be an alias.
If you know this man, who is believed to have links to Deptford, or have any information about his whereabouts, I'd urge you to contact us.
Anybody with information should call Kent Police on 01474 366258, quoting CAD 26-0284, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
- Officers uncovered the cannabis in Dartford on Monday August 26
- Up to 6,000 cannabis plants were found over two floors of the building
- It has an estimated street value of between £2 million and £4 million
Police who uncovered what's thought to be the biggest cannabis factory in Kent have released an image of a man they are trying to find.
The multi-million pound factory was uncovered in a derelict building in West Hill, Dartford in August. Detectives are trying to track down Stefan Nardi.
A property has been searched in east London after two men were arrested at the Port of Dover on suspicion of terrorism offences.
- The pair - aged 22 and 29 and who are both British citizens - were held under the Terrorism Act 2000 by Kent Police yesterday morning
- A quantity of ammunition was seized
- Police say the arrests relate to suspected terrorism overseas
Kent Police have carried out a search of a house in connection with the murder of schoolgirl Claire Tiltman. The 16-year-old was stabbed to death near Dartford in 1993.
Officers searched the property on Myrtle Place in Greenhithe this morning.