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Kent man jailed for sexually abusing young girl

Michael Anderson has been imprisoned after sexually abusing a girl Credit: Kent Police

A Northfleet man has been jailed for 13 years after abusing a young girl.

Michael Anderson, 52-years-old, from Haynes Road, was caused at Maidstone Crown Court of oral rape, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and five counts of sexual assault.

Anderson was also charged with causing a child to watch a sexual act and making indecent images of children.

He was arrested on May 20, 2012 but denied all allegations but was later re-arrested where indecent images were found by officers from Kent Police.

Investigating officer Detective Constable, Fleur Hardie of Kent Police, said: "I hope this sentence reinforces the point that Kent Police supports all victims, and their families, involved in such despicable crimes. We will investigate thoroughly and do our best to put offenders before the courts."

Len Goodman sings charity's praises

He's the local boy who's a dancing legend - but today, Dartford's Len Goodman made a surprise appearance at a Day Centre in Northfleet - not to dazzle with his fancy footwork, but to have a sing-a-long.

He was visiting a group which has been nominated for a National Lottery Award, and he wasted no time in getting stuck in to numbers like "Rock around the clock".

David Johns went to meet him as well as song club founder Stuart Brown, Heather Pickering from Gravesham Choral Society, and Natasha Brown from the National Lottery Awards.



Teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder in Kent

Kent Police have arrested two men from Gravesend aged 17 and 19 on suspicion of murder. Officers were called to Holly Court in Northfleet at 11pm on the night of Thursday 21 June after reports of a disturbance. They found a 29-year-old man with life threatening injuries. He died at the scene.

A post mortem examination is expected to take place this afternoon. Officers believe the teenagers and the dead man knew each other.

The area remains cordoned off for forensic work to continue. Road diversions are in place because the road is closed at the Fisherman Hill junction with Ford Road.

Where was pensioner days before his death?

Barrie Buxton Credit: Kent Police

Officers investigating the death of a man found by the side of the River Thames in Northfleet, Kent, have issued an appeal. Barrie Buxton, 69, was found on May 16 and his death is not thought to be suspicious. But detectives want to trace his whereabout in the days leading up to his death.

Detective Inspector Ivan Beasley said: 'We are trying to build a picture of Mr Buxton's movements in the days leading to his death. Anyone who may have seen him on Tuesday 15 May, or the morning of Wednesday 16 May, please contact us."

Contact Kent Police on 101 quoting reference KP-20120516-0780

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