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Police hunt for information after double stabbing in Gravesend

Police appeal for information on two stabbings in Gravesend Credit: ITV

Police are appealing for information after two people were stabbed in Gravesend.

On Monday evening, officers were called to an address in St Albans Close where the pair were discovered and taken to hospital.

Their condition has been described as critical but stable.

Anyone with information please contact Kent Police by calling 101 quoting reference 05-1126 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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

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.

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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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