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Cash machine raided outside railway station

Police were called just before 3am on Tuesday 26 May Credit: Ricky Small

“We were called to Rainham station in Kent, shortly before 3am on Tuesday, 26 May, following reports of damage to a cash machine.

Colleagues from Kent Police also attended and found a cash machine had been damaged.

Officers are still at the scene. No arrests have been made, and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”

– British Transport Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 42 of 26/05/15. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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VIDEO: Would be councillor got zero votes - despite voting for himself

A would-be councillor says he was shocked to receive no votes at all, despite voting for himself.

Medway Council have been accused of having 'serious questions to answer' after they apparently failed to account for all votes cast in Rainham North on May 7th.

Paul Dennis says he is convinced that at least 30 other people voted for him - including his wife-to-be.

He has complained to Medway Council but the returning officer says the result still stands. Sarah Saunders reports.

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Rehman Chishti tightens his grip on Gillingham and Rainham

Conservative Rehman Chisti has tightened his grip on the seat of Gillingham and Rainham with a 1.8% increase in his share of the vote.

Mr Chisti pushed Labour into second place, with former MP Paul Clark managing to poll just 12,060 votes - compared with 22,590 picked up by the Tories.

UKIP finished in third place but picked up more than 9,000 votes.

Hunt for driver after 85-year-old hit by car

An 85-year-old grandfather is in a critical condition in hospital after a car hit him when he crossed a road in Rainham.

In the evening of Friday 11th April, Thomas Davis attended an annual cycling club dinner and at 11.20pm he was dropped off by the Premier Inn in Rainham.

He then crossed the road towards the Premier Inn, when he reached the Gillingham-bound side he was hit by a car which failed to stop.

It is believed the car may have been a silver Peugeot.

The police and the emergency services were called and Mr Davis was taken to hospital.

He suffered multiple, serious injuries and his condition is currently described as being critical.

Police want to hear from anyone who knows the driver of the car or what happened.

Tom is an active cyclist, he lives in Lincoln but he used to live in Gillingham where he established the Polhill Cycling Club. He lives a very active life and whenever the sun is shining he goes out on his bike. He is the main carer for my Nan and this has come as such a shock to us all. He has serious injuries. Nine of his ribs are broken and his lungs are bruised. This means he is struggling to get enough oxygen. He has fractures to his vertebrae and bleeds on his brain. We are under no illusions and know he has a lot to battle through."

– Nicole Sawhney

Police bid to find missing Kent woman

Alice Bass was last seen on Monday 16th September Credit: Kent Police

Police have launched an appeal to find a 49-year-old woman who went missing this morning.

Alice Bass was last seen leaving her home at 5.4am this morning and she was driving a blue Kia Picanto with the registration GF06 HFP.

Alice is white, about 5ft tall, of petite build with curly brown hair and wearing glasses.

She was wearing a purple, black and white check shirt with blue jeans when she left this morning.

Officers are concerned for her welfare and would like the public's help in finding the vehicle - which is believed to still be in the Medway towns.

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