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Second man dies following Bearsted crash

A second man who was involved in a crash in Bearsted over the weekend has died. Police were called to the A20 Ashford Road in the early hours of Saturday.

A car had hit a tree.

The driver, an 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 19-year-old man, who was travelling in the car as a passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but has died this afternoon.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit appeal line on 01622 798538.

Teenager killed after his car collides with a tree

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision on the A20 in Bearsted in the early hours of this morning. Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit were called after 2.15am to a report of a single vehicle collision on Ashford Road.

It was reported a red Ford Ka had left the road before colliding with a tree and landing on its roof back on the carriageway. The driver, an 18 year old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 19 year old man, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to a hospital in London where he remains in a critical condition.

Collision investigators are carrying out a number of enquiries following this incident and would urge any drivers or pedestrians travelling along this road at the time who may have witnessed the collision or the vehicle prior to the incident, to contact us as soon as possible."

– Senior investigating officer, Police Sergeant Christopher Wade

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Reported robbery in Bearsted

Two men have been arrested in connection with a reported robbery in Bearsted.

Kent Police are investigating the circumstances around the incident, which took place around 11.15pm on 30th November.

A 30 year-old man and a 23 year-old man, both arrested this morning in the Maidstone area, are in custody while enquiries continue.A woman living at an address in The Morlings contacted police on Saturday night to report she was bundled into her home by a group of four or five men.

The offenders searched the house and left with a quantity of cash and jewellery.Patrols have since recovered some property near the junction of Warmlake Road and Norton Road, Chart Sutton, which they believe to be linked to the robbery.

Fortunately nobody was injured but the residents of this address have understandably been left extremely shaken up. The victim reported seeing a group of men loitering in The Landway earlier in the day around 5pm so at the moment we are focusing lines of enquiry around that group and would appreciate any information the public may have about them."

РDC Andrew Felton of Kent Police’s Reactive Crime Team

Police investigating: unexploded munition found in Kent

Bomb disposal unit on scene Credit: ITV Meridian

Police were called at 9.30 this morning to reports of an unexploded bomb in Bearsted in Kent. An Explosive Ordinance Disposal team is currently on scene. Cavendish Way has been closed and a cordon has been put in place around the property.

Police investigating in Cavendish Way, Bearsted Credit: ITV Meridian

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Parents blame councils for lack of school places

Parents whose children have to attend schools far from home because of a lack of local places say they are paying the price for poor council planning.

Sharon Chapman, a mother from Bearsted in Kent, has to travel 80 miles a week to take her four-year-old daughter to school because she was not allocated a place closer to home.

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