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Driver seriously injured in head-on collision

Two cars were involved in the Crash in St Mary's Bay Credit: ITV Meridian

A driver has suffered life threatening injuries in a head-on crash between two Peugeots in Kent.

The 43 year-old man was taken to hospital in London with serious injuries following the collision on the A259 Dymchurch Road in St Mary’s Bay. The other driver was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Video: armed police board train in search for man

A manhunt involving armed police is under way after the death of a woman in a Kent village.

Armed police boarded a train on Thursday night in Gillingham, in the north of the county.

Kent Police are carrying out searches throughout the county, including the rail network, after the incident at a property in The Street in Benenden.

A spokesman said: "The death is being treated as suspicious and efforts are ongoing to trace a man in connection with the incident. The woman and man were known to each other."

The spokesman said a search was launched after officers were called about the woman's death earlier in the day, at 4.20pm.

Armed police held the train at Gillingham station from around 9pm on Thursday for more than an hour-and-a-half.

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