Taxpayers have been left with a bill of more than £400,000 for the policing of live animal exports from a port in Kent, it's been revealed.
The owner of a Kent port has lifted its temporary ban on live animal exports weeks before it faced a High Court challenge over its decision.
Thanet Council has announced that it has lifted its ban on live animal exports through the Port of Ramsgate amid mounting legal costs.
10-year-old Lilly Allen claims she was stopped by police whilst playing on a hopscotch on the pavement. She says the incident has left her 'scared'.
Bob Allen expressed his anger on his Facebook page.
– Bob Allen, Father
I am absolutely seething that they done this as these two policemen drove past three cars parked on the pavement on the road where I live, so when she tries to cross the road when she goes to the sweetshop, she can't see the traffic coming and I suppose she's an easy target.
– Kent Police Spokesman
We are trying to trace the officers who are reported to have made this comment. From the circumstances described, it would not appear to have been necessary to advise the young girl that chalking a hopscotch grid may be criminal damage and illegal."
A ten-year-old girl from Kent has been allegedly warned by police for drawing a hopscotch grid on the pavement. Her father, Bob Allen said she was approached by two policemen, who told her it was 'illegal to draw on the floor' as it was 'criminal damage'.
The family have made a formal complaint to Kent Police. The incident is alleged to have taken place on Monday 6 May.
Fishing crews from Kent and Sussex demonstrated outside the High Court today for the start of a legal battle which they say will either save their livelihoods .. or end them. Andrea Thomas reports.
The case is being brought by the New Under Ten Fishermen's Association (NUTFA) with support of Greenpeace.
NUTFA represents many of the over three hundred small fishing boats registered in the South East.
They have been given permission by the court to argue that fish are not a private commodity but a public good held in trust by the government on behalf of all citizens.
A group of small-scale fishermen from the South East are in London for the first day of hearings in a historic High Court battle which could decide the 30-year-old question of who ultimately controls the UK's fishing quota.
The judicial review has been brought by against a decision by Defra to reallocate a small amount of consistently unused fishing quota held by producer organisations to small-scale fishermen.
Two high value watches have been stolen by a thief who snatched a bag in Kent.
Kent Police say that a 28-year-old woman reported the bag missing after putting it on the ground to tend to her daughter.
It contained a pearl faced diamond encrusted Rolex valued at £1500 and a white gold Cartier watch worth £7000.
The incident happened in James Street, Ramsgate, between 11am and 11.15am on Thursday, April 25.
Police investigating an attack in Ramsgate have released a computer-generated image of a man they would like to speak to.
The victim was walking along the footpath in Rose Hill, Ramsgate, in the direction of a nearby car park at around 4pm on February 26, when he heard a man’s voice yelling at him.
He was then shoved in the back, causing him to fall over. As he attempted to turn around he was punched in the face, kicked and stamped on.
A passer-by shouted at the offender who then fled the scene and an ambulance was called.
The victim, 34, was taken to hospital where he was treated for a cut to his head - which required three stitches - bruising and grazes.
The offender is described as white, aged in his late 30s, of slim build with a beard and around 5ft 9ins tall.
He was wearing a sandy coloured beany style hat with a cap, a sandy-coloured t-shirt with the collar up and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the attack, or the man in the computer-generated image, is asked to call Kent Police on 101 quoting crime reference number ZY/5760/13.
The only freight operator at the port of Ramsgate has gone into administration.
TransEuropa Ferries suspended services earlier this week, and today it's been confirmed that operations between Ramsgate and Belgium will not resume.
Dozens of people in Kent will lose their jobs as a result of the closure.
The company's been running three ships out of the port, one of which was chartered from P&O and ITV Meridian understands that that vessel has been taken back by the company.
TransEuropa services have been unavailable for a comment.