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Teenager in court accused of murdering 70-year old

A teenager has appeared at Maidstone Crown Court charged with the murder of a 70 year old man at a farm in Kent. The body of Trevor Hadlow was found in a caravan at stables in Gillingham just over a week ago. Tom Savvides has the latest.

Man in court charged with pensioner's murder

Trevor Hadlow's body was found at an address in Gillingham on Tuesday Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a pensioner in Kent, have charged a man.

Seventy year old Trevor Hadlow was found at an address on Capstone Road in Gillingham on Tuesday. He'd suffered head injuries.

A 17 year old from Sheerness is due before Medway Magistrates charged with murder.


Murder investigation in Dartford

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a man at a house in Dartford.

Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service were called to Sackville Road where they found a 54-year old man.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 17-year old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Two men charged over Broadstairs murder

Two men have been charged with murder following the death of a 20-year-old man in Broadstairs.

Kent Police was called to reports that a man had sustained serious injuries in a shopping centre car park in Margate Road on Tuesday night.

Emergency services were called but the victim, Carl Gregory, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men - John James William Dickson, 27 and of Northdown Road in Cliftonville, Margate and Christopher Pollard, 20 and of Brimstone Hill in Meopham have been charged with murder. They appeared in court via videolink and have been remanded in custody.

Both men will appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday.

Tributes paid to teenager killed at her home

The family of a 19-year old woman, whose body was found in her flat in Portslade, have paid tribute to her.

Police were called to a property on Chrisdory Road, Mile Oak on Thursday.

Tributes paid to Shana Grice Credit: Sussex Police

Shana is our beautiful girl, a kind thoughtful, caring daughter who always thought of others. We would like to thank Ashley and his family for their support. We would also like to thank everyone for their beautiful kind words. We would like to ask that our privacy be respected through this difficult time.

– Parents Sharon Grice & Richard Green

A 27-year old man arrested on Thursday on suspicion of murder is still in custody for interview and further enquiries.

The death has been notified to the Independent Police Complaints Commission owing to there having been previous police contact with Shana Grice and other people.


Murder investigation launched after death of man in parish hall

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man from Bracknell in a village near Chelmsford.

Police were called by the ambulance staff just before midnight last night who were treating a man who had been assaulted following an incident outside Broomfield Parish Hall.

The 55-year-old from Bracknell was unconscious but died at the scene shortly after midnight.

A woman also had to be taken to hospital after suffering a suspected broken nose.

A 24-year-old man from Chelmsford has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The victim, from Bracknell was at a party in Broomfield Parish Hall near Chelmsford Credit: Steve Barrett

"The murder victim, assault victim and suspect were all attending a private party being held inside Broomfield Parish Hall in Main Road. "Both assaults happened outside the hall in the car park area.

"Our enquiries are continuing today and I would urge anybody with any information about the incident who has not already spoken to officers to contact us.”


Man on trial over murder at barbers

Katrina O'Hara was killed at Jock's Barbers in Blandford in January Credit: ITV Meridian

The trial is due to begin of a man accused or murdering a grandmother at a barber shop in Dorset.

Katrina O'Hara, who was 44, was killed at Jock's Barbers in Blandford in January.

Jock's Barbers in Blandford Credit: ITV Meridian

She suffered two stab wounds to her chest. 49-year-old Stuart Thomas is charged with murder.

Murder investigation underway after death of toddler

A murder investigation is underway after the death of a two-year-old boy in Dorset.

Police were called to an address in Broadmayne last Thursday morning. A child was taken to Dorset County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A man and a woman, both aged 21 and from the Dorchester area, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently assisting police with their enquiries. They were both known to the child.

I can confirm that following the post-mortem examination yesterday, Wednesday 1 June 2016, the tragic death of this young boy is being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation, led by the Major Crime Investigation Team, has been launched as a result.

I would appeal for the family to be given privacy at this extremely difficult time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Derbyshire, of Dorset Police

I appreciate the incident has impacted on this close-knit community, but it is important we understand the full circumstances surrounding the death.

An investigation has been launched and there may be some police presence in the village while detectives carry out their investigations. If anyone in the local community has concerns, they can speak to their local Neighbourhood Policing Team who will be able to offer reassurances.

I would also like to remind the public that certain legal constraints apply as people have been arrested in connection with this investigation. Therefore Dorset Police would hate for anyone to accidentally impact on the investigation by posting well-intended but inappropriate comments on social media.

– Local Neighbourhood Inspector Mike Darby, of Dorchester Police

Man who murdered Georgina Edmonds applies for leave to appeal conviction

Georgina Edmonds was beaten with her marble rolling pin Credit: ITV Meridian

The man jailed for life for the brutal murder of Hampshire grandmother Georgina Edmonds has applied for leave to appeal against his conviction.

37 year old Matthew Hamlen from Bishopstoke was convicted after a second trial when new DNA evidence came to light.

The father of one tortured the pensioner for her bank details before hitting her over the head with a marble rolling pin at her country cottage in Brambridge in 2008.

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