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Sittingbourne man charged with woman's murder

Police were called to an address on Hurst Lane in Kemsley Credit: Google Maps

Detectives investigating the death of a woman in Sittingbourne have charged a man with murder.

Officers were called to an address in Hurst Lane, Kemsley, in the early hours of Tuesday 31 July where the body of a 64-year-old woman was found.

Michael Packman, 66, has now been charged with her murder

Mr Packman, of Hurst Lane, was taken to a London hospital following the incident but was discharged and taken into custody on Saturday 4 August.

He is due to appear before Medway magistrates on Monday 6 August.

Mr Packman and the woman who died were known to one another and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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17 year old boy from Medway dies in crash

A 17 year old boy from Medway has died after a crash near Sittingbourne overnight.

He was a passenger in a white Mitsubishi L200 truck which was travelling along the A2 London Road in Newington at around 10pm.

The truck then crashed into a park car and a wall near to the junction of Playstool Road.

Three other people suffered injuries and were taken to hospital.

Police are urging witnesses to come forward and to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 quoting MC/DH/102/17.

Alternatively they can email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk.

Fatal A2 crash - one person dead, 3 people in hospital

The incident happened in Newington Credit: Bing

One person has died and three other people were taken to hospital after a collision involving two cars at 10pm last night in Kent.

The accident happened at Newington near Sittingbourne. Emergency crews including the police, fire service and Secamb ambulance service were called to deal with the incident on the stretch of the A2 between Callaways Lane in Newington and the A249.

The road was closed overnight - until 7am this morning. Work is underway to repair a power cable which was damaged during the collision.

The road had to be closed in both directions overnight

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TRAVEL - ROADS: KENT A2 closed at Newington

The A2 High Street at Newington near in Kent is close din both directions after an accident between Callaways Lane and the A249 Maidstone Road / Chestnut Street / Bobbing Hill / Sheppey Way (Key Street Roundabout).

Kent Police say the road is likely to be closed through morning rush hour. They are advising motorists to leave early and plan their journeys.

Man dies after fatal collision in Kent

Location of collision Credit: ITV Meridian

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision on the A249 near Sittingbourne. It happened just before 7pm last night.

A black coloured Citroën was travelling north towards Sittingbourne, when it collided with a lorry, parked in a layby.

The driver of the Citroën, a man aged in his 50s from Sittingbourne, was declared dead at the scene. His family have been informed.

A road closure was in place on the northbound carriageway between junction 5 of the M2 and the A2 until 12.15am while emergency services were at the scene of the incident.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798535 quoting number 008/17.

Long delays on London-bound M2 after lorry crash

The lorry crashed near Junction 5 for Sittingbourne Credit: Highways Agency

The London-bound M2 could be closed for much of the day after a lorry crashed through a barrier earlier this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision, at Junction 5 for the A249, at 4.55am.

No other vehicles were involved and police said no injuries were reported.

Emergency crews at the scene this morning Credit: Highways Agency

The west-bound carriageway is closed and long delays have built up on the approach.

Traffic is being diverted off the M2 at the exit slip for Junction 5, around the Stockbury roundabout and back on at the entry slip towards London.

Information on the HA website Credit: Highways Agency

The Highways Agency hopes to re-open the carriageway soon after 2.00pm this afternoon.

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