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Tributes to schoolboy who died in his sleep on school trip to Cuba

15-year-old, Alex Holliday, passed away on Friday morning Credit: ITV News Meridian

Tributes have been paid to a teenager from Whitstable who died in his sleep during a school trip to Cuba.

It's believed 15-year-old, Alex Holliday, passed away on Friday morning following a health complication. In a statement, his school - Queen Elizabeth's Grammar - described the student as a quiet and determined young man.

Lift robber who held knife to victim's throat is jailed

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A robber from Maidstone who held a knife to a man's throat and robbed him while they were alone in a lift has been jailed.

Carl Garwood, 50, of James Street, attacked and robbed his victim - a man in his 50s - in the elevator of a building in Lower Stone Street.

Garwood pressed a knife to the man’s throat, while demanding he hand over his wallet. Garwood then took a handful of cash, threw the wallet on the lift floor and fled down a corridor.

He was later identified on CCTV - approaching and talking to the victim shortly before the attack in February 2017.

Garwood was arrested and charged with robbery and possessing a knife.

He was found guilty on both counts and jailed for six years.

Garwood waited until his victim was alone and vulnerable in what was clearly a targeted attack.

He had nothing to say when questioned and showed no remorse for his actions.

I hope this sentence will be of some solace to the victim."

– Detective Constable Alexander Davies, Investigating Officer

Serious collision on M20

There's been a serious collision between a lorry and a motorbike on the M20.

Officers were called to the London-bound carriageway, between junctions 2 and 1, at 3.16 on Sunday. It happened in lane one, near Wrotham Hill.

The rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 40s, sustained serious injuries and was taken to a London Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition. The lorry driver was uninjured.


Discarded cigarette causes fire in undergrowth

Firefighters were called to Pankhurst Road in Hoo in Kent last night to reports of undergrowth that was alight.

One fire engine was sent and crews used a hose reel to put out the fire, which had spread from undergrowth alongside a footpath to fences at the rear of Pankhurst Drive.

It's believed that the fire was probably caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette.

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