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Company director acquitted in health & safety case over tyre fitter's death

Matthew Hoare, 21, died after a tyre he was inflating exploded

A company director has been acquitted over the death of a young tyre fitter

Twenty-one year-old Matthew Hoare was killed instantly when a five-foot tractor tyre exploded as he inflated it. Andrew Wright, a company director of Watling Tyres in Canterbury, was on trial for failing to implement health and safety guidelines at the garage.

The incident happened at Watling Tyres in Canterbury


Woman in court in connection with double murder

Natasha Sadler was found dead at a house on Dickens Avenue on Tuesday Credit: Kent Police

A woman has appeared in court in connection with the deaths of two people in Canterbury.

Natasha Sadler and Simon Gorecki were found dead at a house on Dickens Avenue on Tuesday.

A man has been charged with their murder.

Today a 35-year-old woman appeared at Dover Magistrates charged with assisting an offender.

Simon Gorecki was found dead at a house on Dickens Avenue on Tuesday Credit: Kent Police


Woman charged in connection with fatal crash

Officers investigating a fatal crash in Canterbury have charged a woman with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police were called to the A2050 at Harbledown on Friday 10 July last year to reports of a collision between a National Express coach, a car and a box van.

The two occupants of the car, a 40-year-old man from East London and a 38-year-old woman from Canterbury, died following the collision.

Pauline Camplin who's 50 and of St Mary’s Close has been bailed to appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on Friday 26 February.

Theatre smashes record with almost full capacity at panto - Oh yes it does!

Credit: Marlowe Theatre

A theatre in Kent says almost 100,000 people saw its pantomime this Christmas - reaching 99.06% capacity.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Marlowe in Canterbury ended yesterday after a month-long run having been seen by 95,685 people.

It's main stars were Phil Gallagher, Mr Maker from CBeebies, and Rita Simons from EastEnders.

The latest figures beat the previous record when 90,364 saw last year's panto, Jack and the Beanstalk.

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