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Man seriously injured after car hits tree

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A 19 year-old man has been seriously injured after the car he was driving collided with a tree in Kent.

A blue Vauxhall Corsa was travelling from Chestfield towards Greenhill at 2.30 am when it left the road and collided with a tree on Old Thanet Way.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to hear from any witnesses who have not already been spoken to.

Man jailed for sexual assault

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A man's been jailed for sexually assaulting a woman at a music venue in Oxford.

Frederick Edwards was found guilty by a unanimous jury following a five day trial at Oxford Crown Court.

Edwards sexually assaulted the victim, a woman in her twenties, at the O2 Academy, Cowley Road, at about 1.30am on Thursday 3rd of November 2016.

This sentence will run consecutively after Edwards was convicted of GBH, following an incident in Oxford on the 16th of December 2016. Edwards was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment on 25th August 2017 at Oxford Crown Court.

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Man jailed over teenager's drug death

15-year-old Leah Kerry was found unconscious in a park in Devon in July

A man who supplied ecstasy to a teenager who then collapsed and died has been jailed for three years.

15-year-old Leah Kerry - who went to school in Salisbury - was found unconscious in a park in Devon in July.

Jacob Khanlarian - who's 20 - admitted selling MDMA tablets. Leah's family described her death as the "most painful experience they have ever had to endure."

Police warning as scamming devices placed on town's cash machines

Library photo: Cash machine Credit: PA

Police are warning people to beware of scamming devices - after two were found on cash machines in Crawley.

On Tuesday evening, a staff member at the Co-op shop in Pound Hill Parade had noticed the card reader on the cash machine had been tampered with. The ATM - between the store and Dominoes Pizza takeaway - had a camera on a metal magnetic casing placed at the top of it.

The staff member blocked off the machine to prevent unsuspecting members of the public from using it and called the police.

At around 7.30pm on the following day - Wednesday 20th September - police on patrol were approached by a member of the public, who told them there was a suspicious device on the cash machine to the side of the Co-op in Maidenbower Square, Crawley.

Officers found a camera attached to the underside of the cash machine facing the card pin pad.

Sussex Police is asking anyone with information about either of the two incidents to contact them on 101 quoting serial 1557 of 19/09.

Police confiscate anti-social rider's £1,800 trail bike

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An anti-social biker has had his £1,800 trail bike confiscated by police.

The 40-year-old man had been reported for riding two-up across parkland and onto Westview Close - in Peacehaven - on Thursday afternoon.

Police seized the man's bike and summons him on suspicion of having no insurance and for driving other than in accordance with his licence.

Officers will only return the man's bike once valid insurance is produced.

This is the sort of activity we have been targeting for a while and it is good to get a positive result.

– Eastbourne, Lewes and Wealden district police commander Chief Inspector Emma Brice

Woman, 84, makes desperate plea for stolen bag with love letter

The handbag contained her late husband’s birth certificate and passport, marriage certificate, £200, purse and other personal items. Credit: Dorset Police

A woman has appealed for the public’s help to find her stolen handbag which contained a cherished love letter from her late husband.

84-year-old Cathy was shopping in Waitrose in Christchurch when her handbag was stolen as she got out of her mobility scooter.

It also contained a love letter which her husband, Nigel, had written to her over 30 years ago and a photograph of him.

The pair had spent many happy years together bringing up their children before they married in June 2003. Nigel died from cancer in March 2014 aged 74.

“That letter means everything to me. He's been dead three and a half years now and I still talk to him and very often used to read my letter but I haven't got that now."

– Cathy
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