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Two police officers injured in M2 crash

The police car is loaded on to a recovery truck this afternoon Credit: ITV

Two policeman have been injured in a serious road accident on the M2 in Kent this afternoon.

The motorway has been closed after the police car was involved in a crash with a lorry near Sittingbourne, between junctions 5 and 6 coastbound.

Queues approaching the closure have been more than four miles long.

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Carriageway closed after Kent Police vehicle involved in crash

A Kent Police vehicle responding to a call in the east of the county has been involved in a collision with a lorry.

It happened just after 11am on the M2 between junctions 5 and 6 of the coastbound carriageway.

Kent Police, KFRS and Secamb have attended. Two officers are being treated for their injuries. As a result of the collision, the carriageway is likely to be closed for several hours.

Police on standby for rise in domestic violence cases during Euros

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Police are on standby for a rise in domestic abuse complaints as the Euro 2016 championships begin.

Historically offences of domestic abuse rise when England play in major tournaments.

Statistics from the 2014 World Cup showed that when England played their first match against Italy, which they lost 2-1, incidents of domestic abuse rose by an additional 21 offences in comparison with the previous weekend.

At peak times Kent Police will be sending tweets and posting on Facebook with important information that will ensure that victims know that they are not alone and that help and support is widely available.

Football doesn’t cause domestic abuse, but it can certainly be a factor that can compound it within certain relationships. There are other factors such as alcohol that can be aggravating factors.

We predicted that there would be an increase in domestic incidents during the tournament and we want people to report these incidents to us, and to be confident about doing so.

– Detective Superintendent Andy Pritchard, Kent Police

A website – www.domesticabuseservices.org.uk – is available for all the help and support that is available in Kent. The website contains details and opening times of the 13 domestic abuse ‘one-stop shops’ that are available across Kent.

Police find body in the water in Rochester, officers say family of missing Nigel Knights informed

Nigel Knights was last seen earlier this month

The body of a man has been discovered in the water near Strood Pier in Rochester.

Kent Police said that no formal identification has yet taken place, but the family of Nigel Knights, who went missing on Monday 9th May, have been informed. His relatives held a candlelit vigil earlier this week and set up a Facebook page after he went missing. Celebrities including One Direction's Louis Tomlinson appealed for help to find him.

Businessmen want to help track down violent burglars

A reward of twenty thousand pounds is being offered to help catch a gang of burglars responsible for a shocking attack on an elderly couple.

It's being put up by a group of businessmen who were appalled at the violence of the assault. The pensioners were tortured for two hours and had boiling water poured over them at their home near Sevenoaks. Tom Savvides reports.

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Reward of £20,000 after couple tortured in home

A reward of twenty-thousand-pounds is being offered to help catch a gang of burglars responsible for a shocking attack on an elderly couple. It's being - put up - by a group of businessmen after seeing our report on last night's programme. The pensioners were tortured for two hours and had boiling water poured over them at their home near Sevenoaks. Tom Savvides reports.

Local businessmen 'appalled' at attack on couple put up £20,000 reward to find violent burglars

A couple were attacked by burglars in their own home in Halstead, Kent

A reward of £20,000 is being offered to anyone who can help catch the burglars responsible for a shocking attack on two pensioners in Kent in their own home.

The money is being put up by four local businessman who have been appalled at the crime. The man and woman who were targeted had boiling water poured on them over two hours of torture at their home in the village of Halstead near Sevenoaks. The couple are being treated for life-changing injuries in hospital. One of the businessmen who posted the reward - David Barker, told us that those responsible must be found.

Have you seen Byron? Missing boy could be in Kent

Byron Sutton was last seen on Wednesday Credit: Kent Police

A search is underway for a missing 15-year-old boy from Otford.

Byron Sutton, aged 15, who also also users the surname 'Terry', is believed to have been seen at the Bat and Ball railway station at 3.30pm on Wednesday 27th April.

Police say Byron is 5ft10ins, has a slim build and short brown hair.

He was last seen wearing grey jogging bottoms, a grey parker jacket with a large rip under the arm and black Nike Huarache trainers. It is believed that he may be in the Sevenoaks or Swanley areas.

Kent Police are asking anyone with information to telephone 101 quoting 26-1297.

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