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Police ask men who helped woman to come forward

Police officers investigating an a reported assault on a young woman in Canterbury in Kent are appealing for the people who helped her afterwards to come forward.

The woman in her twenties was reportedly assaulted by a man she knew while they were on Military Road in the city. Two other men passing by shouted at the attacker to stop it. It happened near the roundabout with Tourtel Road between 11pm and midnight on Sunday 16th April 2017.

The woman was not seriously injured in the incident and walked home home after it happened. Kent Police want to trace those two witnesses, and anyone else who may have information.

If you saw the incident you can call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/14896/17. Or alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Firefighters rescue dog stuck in drain pipe after chasing rabbit

A Jack Russell called Donimo got into a bit of a tight spot when she chased a rabbit and got stuck in a drain pipe near Canterbury.

Firefighters had to cut her free after gentle persuasion failed to coax her out.

Domino fell and got stuck in this drain pipe

Domino's owner - Emily Firmin, daughter of Bagpuss creator Peter Firmin - praised her rescuers:


Two arrests after 'chairs and tables thrown' in Canterbury disturbance

Library picture of Best Lane Credit: Google Images

Two men have been arrested following a disturbance in Canterbury which left a man injured.

It's alleged chairs, a table and bottles were thrown and the window of a shop was broken.

Police were called to the incident in the High Street at its junction with Best Lane at around 5.50pm on Monday 27 March.

A 34-year old man suffered cuts and two men aged 21 were arrested nearby for assault.

Head resigns amid row over school's future

The headteacher at the centre of a damaging row about plans for the future of her school has resigned.

Jane Robinson had planned to turn Simon Langton Girls Grammar School into an academy but an investigation was launched after accusations that she had failed to follow proper procedures - and complaints were received about her leadership. Sarah Saunders reports from Canterbury.

Police hunt van driver who 'exposed and pleasured himself' in front of young woman

An e-fit of the man they want to question Credit: Kent Police

Can you help Kent Police identify this man? He's wanted after exposing himself to a young woman after he asked her for directions.

His victim, in her early twenties, was walking down Tenterden Drive at 11.20am on Wednesday 1 February when a man driving a small white van pulled up alongside her.

As she spoke to him through the driver’s window she could see his penis exposed and that he was pleasuring himself.

The suspect is described as a white man aged in his late 20s or early 30s with very short mousey brown hair.

He is also described as having a ‘cheeky look’, was smiling, his ears stuck out, and he had blue, squinty eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police


REPORT: Tennis hot shots say Kent academy serves them well

It's been a great year for British tennis, with Andy Murray ending the year as World number one, and Eastbourne's Johanna Konta making great strides in the women's game.

But what about the youngsters trying to follow in their footsteps?

Abigail Bracken's been to a unique school in Kent, which is already producing world ranked players and county champions:

Abigail spoke to Eb Apetti, founder of the school, and Executive Principal Phil Karnavas.

Missing woman in Canterbury

Paulina Manfredini Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is appealing for help in trying to find a woman reported missing from Canterbury.

Paulina Manfredini, 73 was last seen at her home in Canterbury between 8.30am and 11.15am yesterday morning and officers are concerned for her welfare.

Inspector Gordon Etheridge said: “We don’t know exactly what she was wearing at the time she was reported missing but she is known to dress in smart shoes or trainers with a flower print on, a short knee length skirt with no tights and a long length beige coat.

“We know that she also has links to the Medway towns, Margate and Sittingbourne.” Anyone with information is urged to contact Kent Police on 101 quoting 05-1265.

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