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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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Rescue teams in action as river floods roads

The streets of Newhaven in East Sussex were flooded after a tidal surge caused the river to burst its banks. Cars were partly submerged but no houses were flooded and there were no casualties. Police and fire officers, coastguards, the highways and environment agency were involved in the response.

Truck pushed out of flood water Credit: Eddie Mitchell
Cars submerged in flash flood Credit: Eddie Mitchell
Multi agency operation Credit: Eddie Mitchell

All flood warnings are due to be removed for the South-East. The Thames Barrier is set to close again today as a precautionary measure. Snow is expected in Kent between 8 and 10 tomorrow morning

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