A man has appeared in court charged with murdering an 85-year-old woman in Kent.
Stuart Lay, 44, is accused of killing Jean Robertson in Sittingbourne. He was held after officers were called to a property in Rectory Road in the town on Thursday. Post-mortem examination results have not yet been revealed.
Lay, of Homewood Avenue in Sittingbourne, was charged with murder.
A police spokesman said he appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court this morning and was remanded in custody to appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday.
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Now, if you had a fire in your home, what would be the first thing you saved? Well, apart from your family, the most likely second choice would be a pet. Some of us would even risk out own lives to rescue them. But the prospect of recovery afterwards is often slim. So now, Kent Fire & Rescue Service have started using new oxygen masks for pets to improve their chances. Andrea Thomas explains. She spoke to Lynn Carberry from the not for profit organisation Smokey Paws and Dave Nolan from Kent Fire & Rescue Service.
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The M2's been reopened Londonbound after an accident near Junction Five, Sittingbourne. Long queues built up between 6 and 5, before the outside carriageway was cleared. A vehicle overturned; the driver suffered non life threatening injuries.
Six cars have been involved in a crash on the M2 near Sittingbourne.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to a collision between junctions 4 and 5 coast bound.
Crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to free a woman, who is in her nineties.
Sixteen other people involved in the crash have been assessed by paramedics but there were no serious injuries.
A charity football match will take place in Sittingbourne today to raise money for the Canterbury-based John Graham Trust.
The centre is for adults with learning disabilities to give them the chance to experience outdoor life and healthy living through activities and life skills.
The football match is to raise funds to buy an all weather sports playing surface for the 150 adults with learning difficulties .
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Tory Gordon Henderson has seen off a challenge by UKIP to retain his Sittingbourne and Sheppey seat.
Mr Henderson polled 24,425 votes - and a 49.5% share.
UKIP polled 12,257 and Labour were third with 9,673.
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