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BREAKING: Child critically injured in Kent after dog attack

A child is in a critical condition in hospital after being bitten by a dog in the Jenkins Dale area of Chatham.

Police were called after the alarm was at 5.26pm and the dog was shot dead by firearms officers.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Service also attended and the injured child has been taken to a London hospital in a critical condition.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident and they have been taken into custody while enquiries into the incident continue.

Members of the public who may have footage of the incident are asked to contact Kent Police.

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Teenager in hospital after being 'chased and run over'

A 16 year old is in a serious condition in hospital

Police in Kent are appealing for information following an incident in which a 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries.

The incident occurred in Chatham High Street at the junction of Upbury Way between 7.30pm and 8.15pm on Friday, 9 December.

It is alleged the victim, from Chatham, was struck by two cars before being chased and assaulted.

He is currently in hospital where is condition is said to be serious but stable.

Two men aged 18 and 19-years-old have been arrested in connection with the incident. They are currently in custody.

Officers are seeking to speak with a further two suspects.

It is understood the 16-year-old and the two men in custody are known to each other.

If you have any information that may help police, please contact the witness appeal line on 01634 792209

Arrest made in connection with murder of man at stud farm

Detectives investigating the murder of a man near Chatham have arrested a man.

A 70-year-old was found dead at a stud farm in Capstone Road on Tuesday - He'd suffered serious head injuries.

The 70-year-old was found at a stud farm in Capstone Road Credit: ITV Meridian

A 17 year-old man from Sheerness has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Theatre firm to perform at secret location in Chatham

Theatre company to perform in Chatham Credit: Operation Black Antler

A theatre production company is coming to Chatham, offering performances of a different kind in a secret location.

The theatre company “Operation Black Antler” appeared first at Brighton Festival for its world premier and thrilled its audiences by involving them with controversial role-playing of characters. And the chance to literally 'walk in someone else’s shoes.'

Operation Black Antler secret locations are revealed after booking your tickets. Prices vary between £10-15. The shows will be at 19:00 to 20:45, every 15 minutes, on the 23rd , 24th and 25th of June.

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40-metre long wall collapses onto cars

A wall has collapsed in Listmas Road in Chatham. The wall was approximately 40 metres long and 3 metres high, with a large amount of earth and rubble behind it.

The wall was approximately 40 metres long and 3 metres high Credit: James Bugden

Kent Fire and Rescue Service bought in technical rescue specialists to assess the damage, using equipment designed to find casualties in collapsed buildings in the aftermath of earthquakes.

The cause of the collapse is not known Credit: Tom Savvides
There were no injuries but some vehicles parked in the path of the collapse were damaged Credit: Tom Savvides
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