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Prisoner admits intent to pervert the course of justice

A prisoner serving a fifteen year sentence for a brutal assault text his friend whilst in prison to try and get the victim assaulted again before the trial.

Lee Cekic, was on remand at HMP Elmley in Sheerness, awaiting trial for the grievous bodily harm with intent and false imprisonment of Margate man Joe Bath.

But whilst in prison, Cekic sent a number of text messages to a friend, Lewis Pettitt, trying to get Mr Bath assaulted again before the trial.

A search warrant at an Essex address discovered a phone belonging to Mr Pettitt where the text messages were uncovered. The mobile the texts were sent from was found in Cekic's cell.

Yesterday, Cekic was sentenced to three years in prison, to run concurrently to the 15 years he is already serving.

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No new record for dancers

An attempt to break a world record for the largest amount of people dancing on a promenade has failed. Only two hundred and fifty people turned up for the event at Broadstairs in Kent - that's down 600 from three years ago.

The event was staged to raise money for two Charities - the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mother Special Babies Unit and the Alfie Gough Trust.

Pictures: Surfing Santas hit the beach

Surfing Santas in Broadstairs Credit: ITV Meridian

Thirty Santa Clauses went surfing off the Kent coast yesterday to promote the cleanliness of the water.

Joss Bay Surf School near Broadstairs organised to event, which follows a difficult summer for local beaches.

Many were closed for several weeks because of a massive sewage spill from a pumping station, but the beaches have now been given a clean bill of health.

Surfing Santas in Broadstairs Credit: ITV Meridian

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