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Teenager missing from Margate

Barbora Horvathova was reported missing on Thursday Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is appealing for information about the whereabouts of a teenage girl reported missing from Margate.

Barbora Horvathova, 14, was reported missing at 10.44pm on Thursday 26 February from Hartsdown Road, Margate, but is believed to be in the Chatham area.

She is described as around 5ft tall and of slim build, with olive skin, long dark hair, normally worn back, and brown eyes. Barbora was last seen wearing a dark brown coat, blue jeans with holes in, and white trainers.

Barbora may be going by the name Barbora Balogova.


Drunken husband attacked wife when she asked him to stop drinking

Neighbours witnessed the incident and distracted Mills Credit: SWNS

A drunken husband who tried to kill his wife with a kitchen knife when she asked him to stop drinking and treat her better has been jailed.

Glenn Mills, 48, formerly of Margate, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison by Canterbury Crown Court.

Glenn Mills attacked his wife with a kitchen knife Credit: Kent Police

Mills had pleaded guilty to charges of assault by beating, affray and making threats to kill.

Police described it as an horrendous attack.

Mills told his wife as he attacked her: ‘If I am gonna go down then I’m gonna go down for something worthwhile’.


Police investigate attempted robbery in Margate

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery in Margate are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

The victim, a 17-year old boy, reported he was walking along Ramsgate Road towards the junction with Payton Close at around 6.50pm on Wednesday 7 January when he became aware of two men behind him, one of whom tried to take the sports bag he was carrying.

The victim fell backwards and when he tried to stand, was pushed down to the ground again by the same man.

It is believed the victim then managed to fend off the suspect and leave the scene.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late teens, with a slim build, around 6’1’ tall. He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a dark hooded top, at the time he wore the hood up.

His friend is described as the same age, Asian, and around 5’10 tall with a stocky build. He wore a black jumper and black tracksuit bottoms and had cropped hair.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asking to contact Detective Sergeant Martin Glynn at Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference ZY/000758/15.

Time lapse video shows how close ride was to completion

Half of the Scenic Railway stucture has collapsed last night Credit: Frank Leppard

Last night was a major blow for the owners of the Dreamland theme park in Margate in more ways than one.

The high winds and turbulent weather caused part of the newly constructed railway ride to collapse, leaving rubble and planks in its place.

The Grade II* Listed Scenic Railway was in the process of being rebuilt by the theme park in Kent.

The ride's structure was nearing completion as the time lapse video of its reconstruction shows it looked before last night's storm.

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Rollercoaster at Kent theme park collapses in high winds

A Grade II* listed rollercoaster at a Kent theme park has been knocked over by bad weather overnight.

The ride structure at Margate's Dreamland was damaged by the strong gusts that battered Kent in the early hours of this morning.

The once-popular ride has been reduced to rubble Credit: @LobsterVanHire

The wooden frame of the railway rollercoaster was torn down at the site in Margate after heavy wind and rain battered the South East of England.

It is thought the contractors working to rebuild the attraction are covered for weather damage under their insurance.

The rollercoaster ruins that have been left following the strong gales Credit: @LobsterVanHire

Police hunt masked man after armed robbery in Margate

Police are appealing for information about this man after an armed robbery Credit: Kent Police

Police are trying to trace a masked man who robbed a Margate convenience store with a suspected firearm and made off with cash from the till.

They've now released CCTV images of a man they'd like to speak to.

It is believed that at 9.50pm on Tuesday 9 December, a man walked into Lawrence General Stores in St John’s Road carrying an item shaped like a firearm wrapped in a black plastic bag.

He then ordered the member of staff to go into back room and stay there. When the staff member returned, a quantity of cash from the till had been taken.

The man threatened a staff member before making off with cash Credit: Kent Police

The suspect was described as fat, and was wearing a dark grey hooded top, light grey woollen gloves, dark jeans and light grey footwear.

His face was covered by a balaclava but it is believed he spoke with an English accent.

"Although the suspect did not hurt the member of staff, it was obviously quite frightening to be confronted in such a way. We would like to hear from anyone who might recognise the man featured in the CCTV image and urge them to get in touch."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Michael Freeman

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference number ZY/40101/14.

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