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Man's death referred to Independent Police Complaints Commission

The man died in police custody Credit: ITV

Kent Police has referred the death of a man in police custody to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Officers arrested a 29-year-old man in Maidstone on Friday 13 October at approximately 3pm.

Whilst the man was in custody at Tonbridge Police Station, he suffered a medical incident. Medics from Kent Police and paramedics from the South East Coast Ambulance Service attended the man at the scene where he was subsequently pronounced dead at around 5.45pm.

His next of kin was informed and as a matter of procedure the incident was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission who are now investigating.


Police investigate death of three-year-old girl

Police are investigating the death of a three-year-old girl.

Officers were called to an address in Whitsbury Road, Fordingbridge, shortly before 7pm on 19 October following a report of a concern for welfare.

Officers attended along with colleagues from South Central Ambulance Service.

A three-year-old girl was taken to Salisbury District Hospital and was pronounced dead later in the evening.

Police are making enquiries into the circumstances of the girl’s death.

A 35-year-old woman from Fordingbridge has been arrested.


Man has broken ribs after assault in pub

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a man who suffered broken ribs in Camber, East Sussex.

The victim, a 36-year-old man, was drinking in the Camber Castle Pub on Lydd Road at around 6pm on Sunday (October 1).

He was repeatedly punched to the face by a man causing fractured ribs and a fractured eye socket.

The suspect is described as being white, in his 30s, of medium build and having short cropped hair balding at the front and top. He was wearing light coloured trousers, a white shirt and a tank top sweater.

Drivers urged to switch off car engines

The campaign is aimed at reducing pollution Credit: PA

New signs encouraging drivers to switch off their car engines are being installed across Brighton and Hove.

It's all part of a new campaign, aimed at reducing pollution. The 'Cut Engine - Cut Pollution' signs will be put up in the city centre and outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

Council rejects petition calling for Portsmouth bridge to reopen

A petition signed by more than 700 people calling for a bridge in Portsmouth to be reopened has been rejected by the city council.

Pam Turton, the Assistant Director for Transport at Portsmouth City Council, said they did not believe it would improve safety. But there will be improvements to the ground-level crossing next year.

It comes after a petition was launched, calling for the bridge at Anglesea Road, to be reopened. The bridge was almost destroyed by a lorry over a decade ago.

Coastal areas on alert this weekend

There is a chance of flooding in some parts Credit: Met office

The Met Office has put out a yellow weather warning for wind across the South this weekend. Gusts of 50 mph are expected on Saturday but they could reach 70 mph in exposed areas. People in coastal areas like Portsmouth and Bournemouth are being warned of large waves with a chance of homes being flooded in the worst affected areas.

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