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Police appeal for witnesses after man killed in car crash

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision in Strood.

At 4.15pm on Sunday 22 December, a grey VW Polo was travelling along Cliffe Road, Strood but as it approached the junction with Goddington Road, the vehicle crossed road and struck the wall of a nearby property.

The male driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other vehicles are thought to have been involved in the incident but officers would like to hear from anyone who may information about the collision or anyone who may have seen the vehicle in the moments before the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit witness appeal line on 01622 798538.

Motor launch sinks after fire

Kent Fire and Rescue Service say that a motor launch which caught fire at the Strood Yacht Club near Rochester has sunk.

It was initially thought that another two boats were also ablaze but firecrews have now made the scene safe and handed it back to the care of the yacht club.

A statement from the fire service said: "The motor launch has been too badly damaged by fire and has sunk."


Yacht club was founded 60 years ago

According to the yacht club's website, the club is on the tidal waters of the River Medway within easy reach of the Thames Estuary and Allington Lock.

It overlooks the Historic Rochester Castle.

The club was founded in 1945 to promote boating and sailing on the Medway. It is a private members' club supported entirely by fees paid by members.

Serious fire at yacht club in Kent

Approximately 25 firefighters are dealing with a fire at at Strood Yacht Club. At least three boats are reported to be on fire, including a 30ft motor launch moored at a pontoon.

Kent Fire and Rescue say that crews are making progress in moving other boats away from the fire and are waiting for a fire launch boat to help deal with the incident.

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