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Detectives investigating the murder of a 20-year-old in Folkestone are appealing for a man to come forward and help with their enquiries.
Kent Police was called to the Dover Road area of Folkestone on Wednesday 19 February after Gus Allman was found with stab wounds. Mr Allman, who was from the London area, was treated by ambulance staff in Wood Avenue and taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are keen to speak to Timothy Keith Avril (pictured) as part of their investigations.
The 22-year-old is described as 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build, with a London accent. Mr Avril is known to visit areas of south east London.
Police are investigating a burglary in Wales Street, Winchester between February 20 and February 27 where various items were stolen including 3 medals belonging to a World War Two veteran.
The stolen medals were The 1939 - 1945 Star, The African Star and The Italian Star. They were accompanied with paperwork. These medals hold sentimental value and any information is sought that may lead to their return and the identity of the offenders.
A confrontation with a spider led to a teenager getting stuck in a wardrobe and calling 999 to help.
Reece Thomas, 17, hid from the arachnid and had to be freed by firefighters after the scare at his Sussex home.
He told the Brighton Argus that he was left "embarrassed " by the incident.
Solicitor Sharon Lam, acting for the widow of a 51-year-old father of one who died days after surgery, said her client feels they were treated 'like a human guinea pig'.
Ms Lam said the man, who has not been named, had keyhole surgery to remove a tumour in his oesophagus last year and died from a haemorrhage five days after being discharged.
– Solicitor Sharon Lam
Our main concern is that the deceased could have opted for a more conventional procedure, but this particular procedure was highly advocated by the surgeon.
It was as if it was being sold to him, that he could have it done early and it would be carried out by a top surgeon.
The patient was made to feel that they were quite lucky to have this surgery.
Our client feels they have been treated like a human guinea pig to test the eligibility of this surgery.
He was not told that it was a very new surgery. At no time was he offered the conventional surgery, and it all happened so quickly."
– Dr Paul Sigston, Medical director, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
We are sorry that some patients did not receive the level of care and treatment that they should have due to potentially avoidable surgical complications.
We are in contact with, and have apologised to, the families who have beenaffected and have been clear that we need to make improvements.
As part of its review, the trust commissioned an assessment of its upper GI cancer surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons last year.
It highlighted that the service had a higher-than-expected complication rate in 2012 and last year...
Potentially avoidable surgical complications may have contributed to the deaths of five cancer patients, an NHS Trust has revealed.
The five all died within a year following upper gastrointestinal (GI) surgery at Maidstone Hospital in Kent, run by Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.
Upper GI surgery has been suspended and the trust is now sending patients requiring it to St Thomas' Hospital in central London instead.
The incidents have been referred to the General Medical Council (GMC), and the trust has conducted its own internal inquiry.
Diane Morley from Herne Bay in Kent talks about being diagnosed with Mal de Debarquement syndrome, a rare condition which can be triggered after going on a cruise.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious injury road traffic collision yesterday.
Shortly after midnight a woman got out of a taxi in Sherfield Drive, which was then in collision with her.
The driver did not stop at the scene.
The woman sustained a serious head injury and was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
The vehicle involved was a black London-style taxi.
– Investigating officer, PC Gareth Miles
Police are trying to trace the driver of a black taxi that would have picked the woman up from Reading town centre and dropped her back to the student halls of residence which were in Sherfield Drive between 11.50pm on Tuesday and 12. 05am on Wednesday.”
A major supermarket is putting its first English strawberries on sale tomorrow thanks to the warm winter.
Tesco said that the sale of strawberries, which coincides with predicted warmer weather this weekend, will begin a week earlier than last year.
The strawberries going on sale have been grown in Chichester, West Sussex.
Tesco strawberry buyer Simon Mandelbaum said: "We are a nation of strawberry-lovers who cannot get our hands on the English crop quick enough and this year will be no exception - we are expecting a mad rush.
"Good levels of sunshine and unseasonably warm weather so far in March have been key for our growers, giving them an early crop."
Tributes have been paid to a teenager who died following a collision with a lorry in Hartley Wintney
15-year-old Jack Brown was from Frimley in Surrey.
The collision happened on the A30 at Hartford Bridge on Monday afternoon.
Jack's family said:
Jack was a loving and caring boy who was adored by all his family. His energy and humour touched everyone that met him. He was a fantastic brother and the best son a parent could ask for. We miss you Jack, with all our hearts, and you will never be forgotten.