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It's a cover-up in Cranbrook as modesty prevails

The quirky sculpture on display, but with an extra prop for those of a sensitive nature

An art gallery owner in Cranbrook has had to cover up one of her centrepiece sculptures in case she offends the public. Marie Prett put this giant metal ape on display in the window of the Singing Soul Gallery.

But a member of the public contacted the police, saying that some of the detail of the artwork was unsuitable for public viewing. Officers visited to check the offending piece, but decided it WAS fit for public consumption.

The owner, has nonetheless, placed another sculpture in front of the ape, just in case.

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School tribute to Nicky

Nicky Payne, who collapsed during a PE lesson Credit: Family photo

A headteacher has paid tribute to a 15-year-old girl who collapsed and died whilst playing rounders at school yesterday. Nicky Payne was taking part in a PE lesson at Angley School in Cranbrook. Headteacher Debbie Coslett said the following in a statement:

"Everyone at the school is extremely shocked and saddened by the news of Nicky's death. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family and friends at this very difficult time. Nicky played a full life in the part of the school and was the first volunteer for any activity."

Dead girl named

Nicky Payne, who collapsed during a game of rounders at school Credit: Family photo

A teenage girl who died after collapsing during a school PE lesson has been named as 15-year-old Nicky Payne.

Officers from Kent Police were called to Angley School in Cranbrook shortly after 11.30am today, after Nicky collapsed during a game of rounders.

She was taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, but hospital staff were unable to revive her. Her death is being treated as unexplained, but there are not currently thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

Nicky Payne, shown on the left. Credit: Family photo

Unexplained death at school

A girl has died at Angley School, Cranbrook in Kent. Police were called to the school following the death, which occurred shortly after 11.30am.

The girl was taken to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, but hospital staff were unable to revive her. The death is being treated as unexplained, but there are not currently thought to be any suspicious circumstances.The girl's next of kin and the coroner have been notified.

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