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Woman finds dead lizard on jacket she bought in Asda

A dead gecko was found squashed into this coat Credit: Paula Dunican

A woman from Canterbury was horrified to find a very dead, very squashed gecko inside a jacket she bought at Asda.

The £25 garment had a "seeping stain" in the lining which Paula Dunican discovered in the lining when she got it home.

The stain turned out to be the decaying body of the unfortunate animal.

Geckos are a type of lizard, usually found in warm climates.

Asda has offered Mrs Dunican a refund and a £40 voucher. They told ITV Meridian: “We’d like to apologise again to Mrs Dunican for any upset caused, and reassure her this was an isolated incident.”

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Dead Man Talking

A man from Gravesend is trying to recover from the shock of being told he's dead by the local council.

Andrew Kirchin had been on holiday when his daughter received a letter from the authorities saying they were "adjusting" his council tax accordingly. He then got a note from the Inland Revenue as well.

David Johns reports, speaking to Andrew and his daughter Susan.


Floral tributes at murder scene

Outside Esack Hair and Beauty Credit: John Ryall

Detectives are questioning a former police officer over the murder of his hairdresser wife who was stabbed to death in her high street salon in Ashford, Kent.

The victim, named locally as Natalie Esack, died following the attack at Esack Hair and Beauty.

Kent Police are holding a 38-year-old man in custody after he was arrested on suspicion of murder following the incident.

Outside Esack Hair and Beauty Credit: John Ryall
Outside Esack Hair and Beauty Credit: John Ryall