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Sheppey man charged with sex offence

A Sheppey man has been charged with a sexual offence.

Darren James Holmes, of Windmill Rise, Minster, is charged with inciting a girl under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity in Sittingbourne between 1 January and 31 January of this year.

He appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court on 14 May and was remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 30 May.

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Calls for urgent safety measures after pile-up

There's mounting pressure for urgent safety measures on the Sheppey bridge in Kent, the scene of a terrifying 100-car pile-up in thick fog. Thirty casualties remain in hospital, eight in a serious condition.

The AA says a small investment in motorway-style matrix boards could have averted the disaster. Damage to vehicles will run into thousands of pounds. Compensation claims for injuries are expected to run into millions of pounds. Fred and Sangeeta linked to Derek Johnson.

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Evening report on Sheppey pile-up

Terrified motorists, caught up in the biggest pile-up ever seen in the South-East, have described hearing vehicles plough into one another - for ten minutes - in thick fog.

More than 100 vehicles were involved, with crashes in three different locations on the Sheppey Crossing - the bridge that links the Isle of Sheppey with mainland Kent. Fred and Sangeeta linked to our correspondent Derek Johnson.

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