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Kent man seriously injured after motorbike crash

A motorcyclist has been seriously injured following a collision with a car in Sussex.

The emergency services were called to Lydd Road, near Camber Sands, at 3.55pm on Sunday to a crash between a car and motorbike.

A red Toyota Corolla was turning into the car park when an orange Kawasaki appeared to lose control and the rider came off.

The 45-year-old rider from Ashford suffered serious injuries and the driver of the car from London was unharmed.

Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101.


Man killed after being hit by lorry

An ambulance attends the scene on the M20 Credit: Freddi Lee Thompson

A man has died after he was hit by a lorry on the M20 near Ashford on Saturday afternoon.

Kent Police was called at 2.10pm by witnesses who reported seeing the collision in lane one after the man stopped his car on the hard shoulder and got out.

He was a 53-year-old man from the Hastings area and his family has been informed.

The London-bound carriageway between junctions 10 and 9 was closed until 8.15pm to allow the incident to be fully investigated. The lorry driver has not been arrested and a report is being prepared by for HM Coroner.

Bales of hay smash into house

The house was covered in bales of hay Credit: Brenda Brower

A house in Kent was plunged into darkness after bales of hay fell from a lorry. Mark Oliver, of Forge House, was sitting in his living room watching television when he heard a crash. A lorry driving along Ashford Road, in Bethersden, lost its load near Forge Corner.

Around 20 bales crashed into the house, knocking down the front wall. No one was injured.

Eurostar services back to normal after fire

Hundreds of Eurostar passengers were delayed after a lightning strike on the UK side of the Channel Tunnel. Lightning triggered a fire at a building close to the Kent entrance to the tunnel, at Ashford, last night, causing delays to Eurostar services.

The services are now running normally this morning.

Four trains were affected - two from Paris to London, one from Brussels to London and one from London to Paris. The only one that didn't make it was London to Paris because of a delay after the lightning, so went back to London."

– Pierre Delalande, Eurostar

Customers were offered taxis and hotels where necessary, he added.


Up to 5 substations on fire after lightning strike

A spokesperson from Southeastern has confirmed that 4 or 5 substations were on fire as a result of a lightning strike in Folkestone earlier this evening. That strike took out the power on the line between Dover priory and Ashford.

There are now signalling problems between Dover Priory, Ashford and Folkestone. Hundreds of passengers are thought to have been affected by delays.

Lightning strike causes rail chaos across Kent


Owing to lightning having damaged equipment at Dover Priory some lines are blocked. 1/3


18:03 Charing Cross to Folkestone Central due 19:45 will be terminated at Ashford International due to lightning having damaged equipment.


18:21 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate due 20:48 will be terminated at Ashford International.

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