He was killed when a punctured tyre he was fixing exploded in his face. Matthew Hoare was a fitter at Watling Tyres in Canterbury when he died. Now one of the company directors has gone on trial accused of failing to implement health and safety guidelines. Andew Wright is facing two charges over the death, which he denies. Tom Savvides reports.
A man's recovering from burns tonight after an explosion at a block of flats in Ashford. It happened just before four o'clock this afternoon on Oak Tree Road.
David Johns reports, speaking to resident Pete Collins, eyewitness Tony Hitchin and Rupert Roberts from Kent Fire & Rescue Service.
Up to fifteen firefighters tackled a blaze that damaged two boats at Fareham Creek in Hampshire this afternoon. They found one 40-foot trader motor cruiser and a 40-foot sail boat alight. No one was injured. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire.
A boat exploded in Fareham Creek in Hampshire. It happened at about 12.30pm today. More information to follow.
Sussex Police are investigating an explosion at a house on Hillrise Avenue in Sompting. It happened at 4.15pm on Thursday 20th September.
A man in his fifties was pulled from the burning property by passers-by. He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to be treated for shock.
The incident led to the road being closed at its junction with Hillbarn Avenue. West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service extinguished the fire within an hour. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
A 52-year-old local man has been arreste don suspicion of committing arson with intent to endanger life.
A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after with intent to endanger life after an explosion at a property in Sompting on Thursday 20th September.