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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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Witness appeal after biker's death in road crash

Were you in the Chilham area on the afternoon of Sunday 3rd April?

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash in which a 49-year-old motorcyclist from Rochester died.

His blue Triumph motorbike had been involved in a collision with a red Vauxhall Zafira. The accident happened on the A252 in Chilham at 1.48pm on Sunday 3rd April.

The motorcyclist's passenger, a 43-year-old woman from Gillingham, was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Vauxhall Zafira car suffered minor injuries.

Anyone who saw the collision or the events leading up to the incident is asked to contact Kent Police's serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798538, quoting DH/59/16.

Police hail protest operation a success

A large-scale policing operation to facilitate a protest by various groups in Dover has ended successfully according to Kent Police..

There was a large police presence on the streets of Dover this afternoon and officers used temporary powers to stop and search people and vehicles for offensive weapons and dangerous instruments.

One man was arrested on suspicion of possession of offensive weapons. Three men who arrived in Dover were arrested in connection with the protest that was held in Dover on 30 January.

Protesters started to arrive during the morning with a large group assembled by the roundabout at the bottom of Jubilee Way. A march left Dover Priory Station shortly after 1.00pm. Some roads were closed for the safety of both motorists and protesters while the march made its way towards Dover’s eastern docks.

The procession was delayed while protesters from an opposing group failed to comply with a condition to assemble in a designated area near Marine Parade and eight protesters were arrested.

A man was also arrested on suspicion of the theft of a police baseball cap.

“Kent Police planned for a proportionate policing operation that was impartial, firm and fair, and all the objectives we set, were met successfully.

“As I made clear in the run up to the events today, the right to protest inevitably causes disruption to the community. That is largely unavoidable – we do all we can to minimise that disruption.

“I fully appreciate the frustration caused when a road is closed. This decision is not made lightly and only after consulting with Highways England and Kent County Council. It was necessary, to allow us to facilitate the protest and ensure the safety of both motorists and protesters.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and co-operation.”

– Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Neil Jerome
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