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Renewed appeal to find one of Kent's most wanted

Dale Brown is wanted in connection with an assault in Gravesend Credit: Kent Police

Police have renewed their appeal for help to find one of Kent's most wanted men.

Dale Brown who's 30 and from Gravesend is wanted in connection with an assault in Park Place in November last year.

"A significant number of enquiries to locate him have already taken place and we would again like to ask anyone who knows of his whereabouts to get in touch.

"If you know where he is, please call 101 quoting Most Wanted and reference XY/40434/15. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Mark Silk

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Death of Gravesham councillor announced

Cllr Jane Cribbon Credit: Gravesham council

Gravesham council has announced the death of Councillor Jane Cribbon after a short illness, who was 66.

She passed away at the Ellenor Hospice in Northfleet.

Cllr Cribbon was a member of Gravesham Borough Council for Central War and then Pelham Ward since 1999 and also won Gravesend East division on Kent County Council in 2013 for her second term on that council.

She was married to Cllr Lee Croxton and the couple lived in Hillside Terrace in Gravesend.

Labour group leader Cllr John Burden said she was a kind and caring person who committed herself to serving all her constituents, all the time.

Parade in Gravesend to mark Sikh festival of Vaisakhi

The parade follows a route through the town centre

A parade has taken place through the streets of Gravesend to mark the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi. The annual event followed prayers at the Gravesend Gurdwara temple, and speeches.

All members of the local community have been invited to join the celebrations.

The procession is called the Nagar Kirtan procession

"On behalf of the Management Committee I would like to invite all the residents of Gravesham to come and attend the festivities which will be taking place at the Gurdwara and in the Town Centre.

"The Sikh community has a long and proud history here in Gravesham and we appreciate the support of all our partners and the local community in making Vaisakhi such a colorful spectacle."

– Davinder Singh Bains , President of the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara

Worshippers arrive to celebrate Sikh festival of Vaisakhi

People arriving at Gurdwara in Gravesend Credit: Andy Dickenson

The Sikh community in Gravesend have been arriving at the Gurdwara temple in Gravesham ahead of celebrations to mark their holy festival of Vaisakhi. Hundreds of people will parade through the streets.

Vaisakhi originates from the harvest festival in the Punjab region of India. It also marks establishment of the Sikh community - known as the Khalsa.

The temple is at the centre of today's celebrations
New arrivals ahead of Vaisakhi celebrations

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Hundreds queue to scrutinise new Thames Crossing proposals

It's ludicrous - that's the reaction of many people living near the proposed site of a new tunnel beneath the Thames. It would run under the river east of Gravesend, with roads cutting through at least two villages. It's the preferred option for a new crossing between Kent and Essex. It was among proposals on show at the first public exhibition in Kent which had hundreds of people queuing today. Andrea Thomas was there. She spoke to Martin Potts from Highways England.

Concern for missing teenager

Tia Addison was last seen leaving her home last night Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is appealing for help to find a missing teenager.

Tia Addison is 14 years-old, and was last seen leaving her home in Gravesend on the evening of 2nd February, at around 8.30pm.

She was believed to be going to Northfleet but has not been seen since and officers are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

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