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Man to be sentenced for double-murder of flatmate and friend

Foster Christian called police to claim he'd been assaulted Credit: Kent Police

A 54 year-old man is due to be sentenced for a double-murder in Canterbury.

Foster Christian stabbed his flatmate Simon Gorecki, 48 and Natasha Sadler-Ellis, 40, to death in a row over a shower.

Christian also seriously injured Ms Sadler-Ellis's 20-year-old son and another teenager in the attack at the house on Dickens Avenue.

He then called police to tell them he had been assaulted but was found guilty of murder at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday 21st October.

Cyclists urged to take extra care at night

Cyclists are being asked to wear bright clothing Credit: ITV

Be bright and be seen - that's the message from Hampshire Police who are urging cyclists to make sure they ride with a light and wear reflective clothing as the nights get darker. Between 2011 and 2015 more than 900 cyclists were killed or seriously injured on roads in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.


Lorry driver tried to smuggle 2.6 million cigarettes

A lorry driver caught smuggling 2.6 million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK hidden behind boxes of rotten apples has been jailed for 21 months, after an HM Revenue and Customs investigation.

Pawel Michal Maroszek, 32, was stopped by Border Force officers at Dover Eastern Docks in May 2016, after a scan revealed a suspicious load in the refrigerated lorry he was driving. Officers discovered 2,640,000 cigarettes surrounded by pallets of rotten apples.

The estimated excise duty evaded was £655,327. The case was referred to HMRC for investigation.


Look, no hands...the driverless car!

It's the kind of kit that only someone like James Bond would be used to - but we've been given a first look at new car technology which could be rolled out in just a few years. Scientists have been working hard to create vehicles, which can not only drive themselves - but also have the ability to overtake at high speed

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