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Shop assistant threatened with screwdriver in Kent

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to, after a shop assistant says he was threatened with a screwdriver in Westerham.

CCTV images show a man police want to speak to

He handed a £5 note to the shopkeeper to pay for a packet of cornish pasties.

The victim says when he went to open the till, the suspect grabbed a handful of cash while threatening the shopkeeper with a screwdriver.

He then left the shop and ran away in the direction of Hartley Road.

It happened at about 3.45pm on Thursday 6 August 2015.

Concerns for missing pensioner

Kent Police are appealing for the public’s help in finding an 81 year-old woman reported missing from her Westerham home.

Margaret Payne is 81 years-old and was reported missing to Kent Police on 3 May.

Margaret Payne was reported missing on Saturday Credit: Kent Police

Police are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and are asking anyone who has any information to call officers. Anyone with information can contact Kent Police by calling 101, quoting incident reference 03-1022


Fears of flooding on River Darent

The Environment Agency is warning that an area from Westerham to Sevenoaks is at risk of flooding following heavy rain last night.

River levels in the River Darent are rising rapidly and property flooding is expected this morning.

Properties in Westerham, Brasted and Sundridge are considered most at risk.

The Environment Agency says it expects river levels to keep rising until early afternoon.