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Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash in Kent

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision that occurred in Cheriton High Street at about 4pm yesterday.

Two vehicles were involved – a silver Vauxhall Firenza and a grey Proton Gen-2.

A 72-year-old man from the Folkestone area died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death while being uninsured and remains in custody.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are at the scene carrying out enquiries.

They would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw either car being driven immediately prior to the incident.

Please call 01622 798538 or email quoting reference 01-919.


Elderly pedestrian killed in collision in Poole

An 89 year old man has died in a collision with a car as he was crossing the road in Poole.

The man suffered a serious head injury and died at the scene near Branksome Railway Station at 6:20am.

Poole Road between Pottery Junction and the County Gates Roundabout was closed for several hours. The driver of the car was arrested.

"Her lack of presence in the future will be noticeable"

Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, where 8-year-old Caitlin Hunt attended, have released this statement with regards to her death:

It was with great regret and sadness that we heard of the tragic death of one of our pupils, Caitlin Hunt, last night.

Caitlin, a year 4 pupil, was a vibrant and passionate learner at Rodbourne Cheney Primary School and her lack of presence in the future will be noticeable.

She was a popular girl, loved by teachers, the pupils but especially by her classmates.

It is hard to imagine the terrible sense of loss and tragedy, which is being felt by Caitlin’s family at this time and our deepest sympathies are with them.

The loss will also be felt within the school by pupils, staff and parents and we are grateful for the pastoral support being offered by the local clergy, specialist bereavement councillors and The Samaritans.

All members of our community will be offered access to the support today and in the days to come”

– Rodbourne Cheney Primary School


Police appeal after 8-year-old girl dies in bus collision

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Swindon last night in which an eight year old girl died.

The collision took place shortly before 5.50pm on Moredon Road close to the junction with Church Walk.

Paramedics and police officers attended the incident but the girl, from Swindon, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Specially trained officers are currently helping support the family at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Pete Williamson of the Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) on 101.

Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

Woman killed in Dover crash

Four people have been arrested after a woman died in a car crash in Dover. The incident happened off Sandwich Road at Waldershare around 1.55am on Saturday 17th August.

A blue Vauxhall Corsa left the road & turned upside down onto the rood in a field beside Sandwich Road. Four people were travelling in the car including a 23-year-old woman who died at the scene.

A 21-year-old man with life threatening injuries at the King's College Hospital in London.

Kent Police have arrested four people in connection with the incident - three men and a woman all from the Dover area.

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