He was a pearly king from a long line of pearly kings, and today, Brian James Hemsley from Crowborough in Sussex was given a suitably glittering funeral. Fellow Kings and Queens from across London went to commemorate his life.
David Johns reports, speaking to Pearly King, Pat Jolly; David Hemsley, Brian's son; and Carole Jolly, a Pearly Queen.
Police received a call from a member of the public who said they saw the man had been talking with another man, before second man head-butted the victim, caused the victim to fall to the floor.
Kent Police’s investigating officer DC Laura Keeble said:"‘A witness was initially spoken to by officers at the scene. He described seeing a skinny white male, around 5ft 10ins tall and wearing a blue puffer jacket with a grey hooded top underneath, and blue jeans."
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact DC Keeble at Tonbridge Police Station on 01732 379146 quoting incident YY/22980/13. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Kent CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.
Two police officers have been injured as they tried to make an arrest in the centre of Tunbridge Wells. Kent Police said they were being treated in hospital, but did not disclose their injuries or condition.
It is believed they were injured after being called to Monson Road, in the town centre. A driver is understood to have threatened a pedestrian.
A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with an assault. No weapons were believed to have been used.
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