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BREAKING: Two dead in M26 crash

Kent Police have confirmed that two people have died after the multi-vehicle crash on the M26 near Kemsing this morning.

The motorway Londonbound remains closed. It is expected to reopen by 10pm tonight. Diversions are in place with traffic being redirected back to join the M20 at Wrotham Heath.

Any witnesses or motorists who saw the events leading up to the collision, or the collision itself, and who has since left the scene without speaking to police should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit urgently on 01622 798538. Your patience is appreciated.’

– Chief Inspector Matt Kendall, Kent Police

Kent graffiti man 'bored of being dad'

A Margate man that has defaced walls and fences throughout Kent has blamed his criminal activity on the fact he was 'bored of being dad'.

Aaron Pugh was tracked down by Kent police after the initials he sprayed onto surfaced were found on his social media profiles.

The 35-year-old admitted five offences of criminal damage and asked for another 34 to be taken into consideration at Margate Magistrates' Court.

Pugh told police that he was bored of being father so turned to graffiti.

He sprayed the tag MCK sometimes followed with the number 729 in various colours.

Pc Steve Lewis said: "The tag was appearing more and more often towards the end of last year and we had information to say that the man responsible was called Aaron.

Graffiti can really blight an area and this person was persistently and deliberately causing criminal damage that was costing thousands of pounds of local taxpayers' money to remove. We are delighted that through effective partnership working this case has been brought to justice."

– Mandy Gibbens, EKH's Millmead neighbourhood manager


Tributes to Peaches Geldof


So sad to hear about Peaches Geldof. Gone too soon may God rest your soul. Prayers and love to the Geldof family. #rippeaches


My deepest sympathies to Bob Geldof and his family. The news of Peaches Geldof is most tragic. So shocked.

Officers seize suspected stolen goods after burglary

Suspected stolen property
Officers with seized property in Faversham, Kent Credit: Kent Police

Two men have been arrested and suspected stolen property seized in Faversham, in Kent.

PCs Preston Frost and Darren Reed were on patrol when they stopped a man who they believed was acting suspiciously by a bus stop in Napleton Road, Faversham.

A short time later, a second man was arrested and officers seized a number of items that they suspect were stolen from a burglary in Newton Road, Faversham on Thursday, 27 March 2014.

Two men, aged 36 and 24, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary. They have been bailed while investigations continue.

Maidstone man charged with possessing banned firearm

A man from Maidstone has been charged with three offences including assault occasioning actually bodily harm, possessing a prohibited firearm and possessing ammunition.

Hon Cheong Chu, aged 55, of Tarragon Road was arrested on 26 March following a police operation in the Barming area of the town. He is due to appear before Maidstone Magistrates' Court today.


Man seriously injured in M25 crash involving two lorries

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses after a serious collision on the M25 at about 5.45am.

Two lorries collided on the clockwise slip road at junction 3 where the M25 joins the M20.

One of the drivers has serious injuries. He has been taken to Kings College Hospital in London by ambulance.

The M25 slip road at junction 3 is expected to remain closed until midday while the Serious Collision Investigation Unit carries out an investigation. Diversions are in place. Motorists are being advised to use the A2 / M2 or the roundabout at junction 3 to join the M20.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Kent Police on 01622 798538.

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