Live updates

Man dies after car crash in Thanet

Fatal crash on the A28 Canterbury Road Credit: ITV Meridian

A 32-year-old man from London has died following a car crash in Birchington.

At around 7:15pm on Thursday 21st November, a black Fiat Punto was travelling along the A28 Canterbury Road towards Birchington.

A silver BMW, that was travelling in the opposite direction, crossed the central grassed area before colliding with the Fiat.

The driver of the BMW was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but was pronounced dead in the early hours of this morning.

The driver of the Fiat, a 49-year-old woman from Thanet, was taken to hospital.

The road was closed for about eight hours.

Anyone with information about the collision is asked to call DC David Holmes on 01622 798538.

Police issue description of missing pensioner

Mr Mirams is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build. He was wearing a grey and green Berghaus jacket over a pale blue T shirt, blue jeans and walking shoes.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen Mr Mirams in the last week.

Anyone who knows his whereabouts is asked to contact Kent Police on 101 quoting incident number 10-1139. Alternatively, please call the Missing People charity on 116 000.

Advertisement

Concern grows as elderly man still missing

76-year-old David Mirams was last seen in a field last Thursday Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is repeating its appeal for information about the whereabouts of a missing man from Birchington.

76-year-old David Mirams was last seen at 2 pm on Thursday afternoon (10 October) in a field by Old Road in Sarre, near Birchington.

Officers have carried out extensive searches of the area where he was last seen including the use of a Police Helicopter and Police Marine Unit officers to search water courses. They have been assisted by volunteers from Kent Search and Rescue Team members.

Have you seen this missing man?

David Mirams, 76, failed to return home after a shopping trip Credit: Kent Police

A search will resume today for an elderly man who told his wife he'd walk home but hasn't been seen since. Seventy-six-year-old David Mirams was last seen at 2pm on Thursday 10th October in a field by Old Road in Sarre in Thanet.

He had told his wife he planned to walk home to Dane Road in Birchington - but he never turned up. He is described as white, 6ft tall, of slim build. He was wearing a grey and green Berghaus jacket over a pale blue T shirt, blue jeans and walking shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 101 quoting incident number 10-1139.

Woman suffers burns following gas explosion

Fire crews were called to reports of a minor gas explosion in a commercial oven at a children's play centre in Birchington this morning. A woman, thought to be in her mid 40's suffered superficial burns to her arm and forehead and was treated at the scene by ambulance crews.

The property did not need to be evacuated but the gas supply was isolated.

Advertisement

Girl saves Mum from burns after hot meal explodes

An 8 year old girl from Kent has saved her Mum from suffering horrific skin burns after a meal that had been in the microwave exploded in her face.

Ella Rake from Birchington near Margate knew how to help Mum Vicky Patmore after the ravioli went all over her chin and neck.

The 8 year old had learned the First Aid skills in a club at her school.

Police release CCTV

Police have released CCTV of three men they wish to speak to after stuffed rhinos had their horns ripped off by thieves hoping to cash in on the lucrative trade in wild animal parts.

Staff at the Powell-Cotton Museum at Quex Park in Birchington had replaced the valuable horns with fakes, which were hacked off the exhibits by the thieves.

They replaced the horns with fakes after rare black rhino horn was stolen from Drusilla's Wildlife Park in Sussex last year.