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Man arrested after woman's body found after fire

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found at the scene of a vehicle fire in Dartford.

Kent Police is treating the death of a woman, who police believe to be from the local area, as an isolated, targeted attack in which the offender and the victim knew each other.

There is nothing to suggest members of the public are in danger.

If anyone has any information about the fire in Rowhill Road, Dartford in the early hours of Saturday, 18th October, they are urged to contact Kent Police on 101 or to call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Horse's tail cut off by thieves

Police are hunting for a gang of thieves who broke into a disabled riding centre and cut off the tail of at least one of the horses, with reports that others had also had their tails cut off or some hair removed.

The animals were attacked as they grazed in a field at the Arrow Riding Centre in Dartford, Kent.

Centre manager Val Blake has said four of the horses had their tales cut off in the attack last Monday night.

Two horse rugs were also taken in the raid at the centre which provides horse riding and carriage driving for disabled children and adults.

Ms Blake, 66, said: "They're a bit traumatised because of what happened. I think they've been chased around the field.I can't think of any reason anyone would do this whatsoever. It's just vandalism to be honest."

Kent Police have appealed for information about the attack and urged anyone with information to call them.

In a statement they said: "Kent Police is appealing for information after a horse’s tail was cut off at a riding centre for disabled people. Two other horses had hair removed from their tails and two horse rugs were also stolen, between 5pm on Monday, 6th October and 8am on Tuesday, 7th October."

Hundreds of Cannabis plants found in Gravesend

Cannabis plants. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Kent Police found thousands of pounds worth of cannabis while flying over marshland in Gravesend earlier.

The helicopter crew found approximately 300 plants, some were around eight feet tall and believed to be grown for street distribution.

The large crop was detected following a smaller discovery of cannabis near the Denton Estate in Dering Way on Wednesday.

Police are currently trying to identify those responsible and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Motorway crash leaves car dangling over the M26

Car dangling on motorway. Credit: Kent Police RPU @kentpoliceroads

Two people had a lucky escape last night after an accident left their car in danger of plunging onto the M26 in Kent. The vehicle struck a barrier at Junction 5 on the M25 just after midnight.

Car dangling on motorway. Credit: Kent Police RPU @kentpoliceroads

The M26 was shut eastbound, while the M25 was closed clockwise. Both the passenger and driver escaped with just minor injuries. Parts of the M25 remain closed.

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