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Laser pen 'shone at driver in Kent'

Breaking: Police are investigating a report that a laser pen was shone at a driver in Kemsley, Kent.

It is reported that at around 7pm on Thursday 12 November a group of young people, standing on the green area in Vaughan Drive, shone a laser pen at a passing van.

The driver, a man in his 30s, suffered eye injuries and has received hospital treatment.

Shining a laser pen into someone’s eyes or at a moving vehicle is not only a criminal offence, but it is dangerous.

I would encourage anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to contact police as you may be able to help with our ongoing enquiries.

Witnesses to the incident or anyone with information is asked to contact PC Steven Bassett at Kent Police by calling 01795 419119 and quoting reference XY/039947/15.

– PC Steven Bassett


The new airport in St Helena - built with help from Meridian region

How do you transport the materials to build an airport in the middle of the South Atlantic?

Everything needed has to be transported hundreds of miles by sea.

Our reporter Richard Jones has been to visit the world's newest international airport and to meet a man from Oxfordshire who's helped to build it.

Brighton's Got Talent as Alesha promotes city

Alesha arrives to show that Brighton's Got Talent Credit: PA

Alesha Dixon took to the Lanes in Brighton to help promote the nation’s small,independent shops in the run-up to Small Business Saturday, 5 December.

Alesha visited Brighton to power up the Christmas lights. A power-generating pavement has been installed along Meeting House Lane. It's one of the country's oldest, bustling independent High Streets.

When shoppers walk down the pavement their footsteps make the Christmas lights shine and sparkle.

The Britain's Got Talent judge switched on the 'Pavegen' - which is a power generated pavement. For one week, the footsteps of 41,000 shoppers will light up 400 Christmas tree lights along the street.


'Unofficial' phone charger may have caused Hampshire blaze

An unofficial phone charger is thought to have cause a blaze at a house in Hampshire. Fire crews believes the charger overheated and set fire to the building.

Fire Control received calls to a fire in a end of terrace domestic property. The fire involved the first floor and roof space. Ten breathing apparatus sets, three jets and positive pressure fans were used to extinguish the fire. The stop message was received at 1752. Approximately 20 Firefighters attended from Waterloovile, Cosham and Havant.

– Hants Fire & Rescue
Crews at the scene in Waterlooville Credit: Hants Fire and Rescue
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