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Teenage bus enthusiast runs bus depot for the day

A teenage bus enthusiast from Rochester has had the chance to run his local bus depot for the day after sharing a selfie of himself painted with the bus company's colours.

Jenna Verdicchio has his story.

Jenna spoke to bus enthusiast, Conner Hughes, and General Manager of Arriva, Nick Elsden.

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Police hunt for teenager missing in Kent

Search underway for 13 year old Catia Dos Santos Credit: Kent Police

A search is underway for 13-year-old Catia Dos Santos who was last seen yesterday (23rd June) in the St Nicholas Gardens area of Rochester.

The Portuguese teenager is described as 5ft 3ins with black hair. She was wearing a lime green top, blue jeans with lime green trainers and is believed to be carrying a small black shoulder bag.

The teenager may have travelled to north London.

Police are appealing for information about her whereabouts and anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 23-0840.

Rochester pub is first in country to be a licensed zoo

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A Rochester pub is now a licensed zoo with a vast collection of animals.

It started with two pigs called ginger and spice and it inspired Andrew and Kelly Cowell to set up a new business venture.

They've become the country's only pub that's also a licensed zoo.

Tony Green has been to take a look.

Tony spoke to Andrew Cowell and Kelly Cowell both landlords and zookeepers at The Fenn Bell Inn.

Police and coastguard scour river for missing teen

Emergency services are continuing their search for eighteen year old Ben Savage from Rochester.

Following extensive reviews of CCTV footage they've been looking for him in the Sun Pier area in Chatham.

The teenager did not return home following a night out and was last seen on Tuesday morning.

He's described as being 5ft 10in, of medium build and with short brown hair.

He is believed to have been wearing a black waist-length jacket with a zip on one arm, a grey T-shirt with a large white number on the front, dark blue skinny jeans and black trainers with white detail.

Anyone who knows where he might be is asked to call Kent Police on 101.

Thirteen injured after car ploughs into pedestrians

Thirteen people have been injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of people in Rochester.

Kent Police were called to a disturbance involving a number of vehicles in Sir Thomas Longley Road last night.

Whilst the police were there, a car was involved in a collision with several pedestrians.

Four men have been taken to a London hospital with serious injuries, which are not thought to be life threatening.

A further five people have been taken to a local hospital with four treated at the scene.

An 18-year old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

We are conducting numerous enquiries into this incident and would like to speak to anyone with information who has not yet spoken to officers. A lot of people were in the area at the time and we believe that some of them may have video or pictures of the collision. I would like to encourage anyone with footage to get in contact with us as it could be vital for our investigation.

– Sergeant Scott Lynch, Kent Police

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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.

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Ram raiders wreck shop but leave with nothing

Dramatic footage has been released of a ram raid on a shop in Kent. The raiders reversed a car at high speed into a cash point in Rochester. They caused severe damage to the front of the store but police say they escaped empty-handed. Tom Savvides reports.

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