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Police find body in the water in Rochester, officers say family of missing Nigel Knights informed

Nigel Knights was last seen earlier this month

The body of a man has been discovered in the water near Strood Pier in Rochester.

Kent Police said that no formal identification has yet taken place, but the family of Nigel Knights, who went missing on Monday 9th May, have been informed. His relatives held a candlelit vigil earlier this week and set up a Facebook page after he went missing. Celebrities including One Direction's Louis Tomlinson appealed for help to find him.

  1. Sarah Saunders @SSaundersITV

WATCH: Ram raiders caught on camera as they smash through store front

Dramatic footage of a ram raid attack on a shop in Kent has been caught on camera.

The raiders smashed their way into a co-op in Rochester using what is thought to be a stolen vehicle, leaving a trail of destruction behind them.

The would-be thieves gave a steady nudge to shunt a parked car - followed by a high speed crash into the glass doors of the co-op on Delce Road in Rochester.

They left a scene of destruction behind them following the early hours attack on Thursday.

It was all filmed by the CCTV cameras of the builders merchants next door.

Unable to move the cash machine the raiders had been after - they are thought to have left the store without any money - armfuls of cigarettes believed to be their only haul.

Police are appealing for information

No arrests have been made.

Efit released after sexual assault on common

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a sexual assault in Rochester Credit: Kent Police

Police investigating a sexual assault in Rochester in Kent have released an efit of a man they want to speak to.

A teenage girl was walking across Rede common between 12pm and 12.30pm on Wednesday 30 March when she was approached by a man who is reported to have hugged and touched her inappropriately.

He is described as white with a bald head, aged around 50, and was walking two dogs at the time - one black and one golden. He was wearing a green jacket and green waterproof boots.

"There were a number of people in the area at the time and I am keen to hear from anyone who may have information about the man or what happened.

"Please call 01622 604100 quoting reference XY/11963/16. Alternatively you can contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable David Preston

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  1. Tom Savvides

More teachers needed to improve standards

Medway's schools have often come bottom of the country in league tables with one OFSTED report finding nine and a half thousand primary pupils were at schools that were either inadequate or requiring improvement. Now, a major recruitment fair has been held in Rochester with the aim of attracting a hundred and fifty new teachers. This report by Tom Savvides includes interviews with applicant Andrew Washington-Tummings, Headteachers Catherine Burnett and Davinder Jandu and teacher trainee Oluwashola Williams.

Say it with flowers? Shop sends spring onions instead

Suzanne Bradish got a bunch of spring onions instead of flowers Credit: Suzanne Bradish

A shopper from Rochester in Kent has shared her surprise at receiving a bunch of spring onions from a supermarket instead of the bouquet of Spring flowers she had ordered online.

The supermarket sent her a letter explaining the odd substitution, by saying it had no bunches of the Spring flowers left.

Suzanne Bradish sent a message on social media telling her followers and friends about the mixup. Since then her tweet has gone viral with more more than 3,000 other people forwarding the story on.

The letter explaining the substitution of onions for flowers

Since then, the jokes have come pouring in, along with other people sharing their own substitution stories. Suzanne showed she has a sense of humour too, by picturing the onions in a vase of water.

To their credit Sainsbury's did apologise, and sent Suzanne a bunch of flowers and a voucher for her trouble.

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