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The Last Word 19 October 2017

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Teenager hit by 4x4, then bicycle disappears from scene

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was knocked off his bike by a car in Sittingbourne.

It happened at around 10.30pm on Friday 6 October 2017 in Basser Hill, Sittingbourne.

The 17-year-old teenage boy was cycling up the hill when a 4x4 type vehicle is reported to have driven up the hill and clipped the cyclist’s wheel, resulting in him going over the bonnet of the vehicle and landing in a ditch.

The vehicle did not stop and the cyclist was left to make his way to a nearby house. The teenager then went to hospital to be treated for injuries to his left hand and leg and later required minor surgery.

The victim’s family attempted to retrieve the bicycle the following day. However, it was not at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle would have known that they hit a person, or at least a large object that evening and the vehicle is likely to have damage to the front and the bonnet.

We do not know the colour of the vehicle, only that it was a 4x4 type and that it was driving with its main beam on.

I’d like to appeal to anyone who may know who was involved in this incident and I’d also like to appeal to the driver to encourage them to come forward.

Anyone with information on this incident can call the Kent Police appeals line on 01795 419119 quoting reference 08-95

– PC Ian Pickett

Video: Korean student attacked with bottle in Brighton

A student from South Korea has been attacked with a bottle in Brighton. It's believed he was hit with a champagne bottle after a confrontation. Police want to identify the people in the video.

At about 10.30pm on Sunday (15 October), police were called by South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) following a report of an assault in North Street, Brighton.

The victim, a 20-year-old man from Brighton, had been struck with a bottle, causing facial injuries, and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who saw what happened or if anyone recognises those people in a video of the incident which has been posted on Facebook are asked o contact police online at or call 101 quoting serial 1481 of 15/10.

– Sussex Police


Ice rink returns to Brighton Royal Pavilion

Planning permission has been granted for the ice rink Credit: ITV

Ice skating will return to Brighton's Royal Pavilion Gardens this Christmas. Planning permission has been granted which allows the rink to be built for the next six winters. It will open from 4 November. There will also be a beginners' area.

Hospital celebrates a smoke-free year

The hospital is a smoke-free zone Credit: ITV

Medway Maritime Hospital has celebrated a year being smoke-free. The anniversary comes as the national 'Stoptober' reaches its half-way stage. Medway NHS foundation Trust hired smoke wardens to ensure that patients, visitors and staff no longer smoked in the buildings or on hospital grounds.

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