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Man dies after fatal collision in Kent

Location of collision Credit: ITV Meridian

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on the A249 near Sittingbourne. It happened just before 7pm last night.

A black coloured Citroën was travelling north towards Sittingbourne, when it collided with a lorry, parked in a layby.

The driver of the Citroën, a man aged in his 50s from Sittingbourne, was declared dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

A road closure was in place on the northbound carriageway between junction 5 of the M2 and the A2 until 12.15am while emergency services were at the scene of the incident.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798535 quoting number 008/17.

Police appeal for witnesses after Kent assault

Police at scene of assault Credit: @Kent_999s

Kent Police are investigating a serious assault in Gravesend.

They were called at 4.55pm on Saturday 14 January 2017 to Christian Fields Avenue. where a man had sustained a serious leg injury, consistent with a stab wound, and had been taken to a London hospital.

Officers attended with the National Police Air Service helicopter and carried out a search of the area.

Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody. Police remain at the scene as part of their ongoing enquiries.

Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them.

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Teen arrested after two men stabbed in Tunbridge Wells

Officers are conducting enquiries at the scene

Officers investigating a double stabbing in Tunbridge Wells last night have arrested a 17-year-old local boy in connection with the incident. The detention follows reports that two men aged 19 and 22, had suffered stab wounds in Dudley Road in the town.

Officers were called to the scene at 8.01pm on Wednesday 14th December. The two injured men were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The incident happened at Dudley Road in Tunbridge Wells

Anyone with information is asked to telephone Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 14-1211. People can also contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.

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.

Can you help find Margaret Coston who disappeared in 1997?

Detectives are following up a number of possible leads in the search for a missing woman from Kent, who disappeared almost twenty years ago.

Margaret Coston, who was 54, was last seen at Pembury Hospital. Police have been searching nearby woodland.

An appeal has led to several calls from the public.

Margaret Coston was last seen on 23rd February 1997 Credit: Kent Police

"We have had a really encouraging response to the appeal, with a number of people who knew Margaret contacting us.

"It has been a long time since the original investigation and so it is important we reassess any details of the original investigation we hold with any new information which may now arise.

"Over the coming weeks we will be speaking to these people to see if there are any new clues, which can help us piece together what may have happened to Margaret all those years ago."

– Inspector Ray Quiller

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Police renew appeal for witnesses to crash which killed 17-year-old Jack

Officers investigating a fatal crash on the Medway City Estate are renewing their appeal for witnesses.

17-year-old Jack Mander from Strood, died at the scene on Anthony’s Way, Rochester, shortly after 9pm on Thursday 13th October 2016. He was riding his Yamaha 125 motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with a Volvo heavy goods vehicle.

ack Mander from Strood died at the scene of the crash on Anthony's Way Credit: Kent Police

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have travelled along Anthony’s Way after the incident, and who noticed that a collision had happened.

They have viewed CCTV footage and believe a second motorcyclist wearing a fluorescent jacket or tabard may be able to help with their enquiries. The motorcyclist travelled along Anthony’s Way in the direction of the entrance to the estate about a minute or two after the collision, and may be able to provide important evidence.

A 44-year-old man from Wiltshire who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving has been released on bail.

Man in hospital after firearms incident near Ashford

A shotgun may have been involved in the incident at Little Chart Credit: Bing

A man is in hospital after a firearms incident at a property in Kent.

Detectives are appealing for information after a man in his 40s was left with an injury following an incident with a weapon believed to have been a shotgun. It happened in Little Chart on the outskirts of Ashford. Officers are trying to locate up to five other people who had been in the property before the incident happened.

The injured man is in a stable condition in hospital. Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 211507. Or you can call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Body found in lorry which may have come from France

A body has been found in lorry in Kent. Credit: @Kent_999s

A man has been found dead in the back of a lorry which police believe may have come from France.

Officers from Kent Police were called to the incident on the A20 at Sellindge near Folkestone on Tuesday morning.

The South East Coast Ambulance was also deployed to the area.

An investigation is underway to identify the dead man and find out the cause of his death.

Police raid brothels to rescue girls from 'modern-day slavery'

Police have raided dozens of brothels across Kent and Sussex as part of a national crackdown on the criminal gangs trafficking young women into the sex trade. Four eastern European girls are being offered the help of welfare services after the raid in Ashford. In many cases victims are forced into prostitution, in what police describe as a form of modern-day slavery.

Detective Chief Superintendent Rob Fordham from Kent Police issued an appeal for the public to report any suspicious activity.Position12reorder

‘Operation Perceptional has been coordinated by the National Crime Agency and although this is very much business as usual for the force, we are keen to play our part and raise awareness.

‘Kent is the gateway to Europe and does provide criminals the opportunity to traffic individuals through the region. However, this is a national problem which we are working hard with our partners to target.

‘Prostitution is a hidden crime, it is rare that victims come forward and as a consequence of that it is important that people come forward with information if they have concerns about a suspected brothel operating in their neighbourhood.

‘It is often the case a house, flat or bungalow is rented for a short period of time and has two or more women residing in it. There will be a steady stream of male visitors who stay for a short time and periodically the occupants of the property will change.

‘The woman working within the brothels are often brought into the country under the false pretence of working in the beauty or child care industry, they are intimidated and have their passports taken away before being forced into prostitution. They are some of the vulnerable people that we come across and I would ask anyone who has information that may help us safeguard the future wellbeing of these individuals, to come forward.’

– Detective Chief Superintendent Rob Fordham, Kent Police
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