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Police investigate sexual assault on 14-year-old boy

Kent police investigate sexual assault in Margate Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating a sexual assault in Margate have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to.

The incident is reported to have occurred on Friday 10 June at about 8am when the victim, a 14-year-old boy was waiting at a bus stop in Ramsgate Road, when he says a man approached him and touched him inappropriately. The victim ran away and contacted police.

The man is described as white, aged between 45 and 55-years-old, about 5ft 7ins with grey hair. He was wearing a grey knitted jumper and dark jeans.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Richard Lown said: 'I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen this man in the area or who may recognise him.'

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/019230/16 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.


Free entry - bold strategy to boost Dreamland figures

First day of free entry for Dreamland attraction in Kent

Margate's Dreamland attraction is celebrating its first birthday with the launch of a bold new business strategy. The vintage amusement park is scrapping admission charges to boost visitor numbers. Instead, fun seekers will pay for individual rides. Managers hope the move will rescue the site from financial crisis. John Ryall reports.

The interviewee is Eddie Kemsley, Dreamland's Chief Executive.

Day 1 of free entry at Margate's Dreamland attraction

Crowd gathers at gate for entry to Dreamland in Margate

Margate's Dreamland attraction has opens its gates for the first day of free-admission for visitors.

The vintage amusement park, which re-opened a year ago, hopes the move will rescue it from financial problems by boosting the site's disappointing visitor numbers.

Instead of paying an entry fee visitors will now pay for individual rides.


Shake-up at the top as Hornby battles poor sales

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Shares at the Margate-based toymaker Hornby have surged by 35 per cent after an announcement its chief executive is standing down.

The company - which owns brands such as Scalextric, Airfix and Corgi - said chairman Roger Canham would take over as executive chairman following the departure of Richard Ames with immediate effect.

The shake-up comes after the company warned of mounting losses last week.

The group had said UK trading was far worse than expected in January as its new year promotions failed to boost flagging sales.

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Wave of anger at lifeboat station planned for Margate beach

Plans for a modern lifeboat station in Margate are dividing the community.

The RNLI want to build on the beach, near the new Turner Contemporary gallery, to make launches quicker and safer. But some people say the building is ugly and will cut the town's famous beach in two.

Last year Margate's two lifeboats were called out 40 times and rescued 45 people. But the current location of the station makes it sometimes difficult to launch. Sarah Saunders spoke to the RNLI and local residents and businesses.

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