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62 year old charged with pensioner's murder

The scene in Faversham this morning Credit: ITV Meridian

Police have charged a man with murder after a pensioner's body was found at a house in Faversham.

Flowers have been left at the scene Credit: ITV Meridian

Kent Police were called to Crispin Close on Friday afternoon to reports that a 75 year old man had died there.

Anthony Goodwin, 62, of Crispin Close, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody.

A house remains cordoned off today Credit: ITV Meridian

The victim has been formally identified and his next of kin have been informed. The victim and the suspect are believed to have been known to each other.

Goodwin has been remanded in custody and will appear by video-link before Medway Magistrates Court on Monday 22 May.


Couple appear in court to deny the death of baby

Maidstone Crown Court, where the couple appeared Credit: PA

A couple accused of causing the death of a baby in Kent have appeared in court in Maidstone to deny the charges.

The child, who cannot be named, suffered a 'catastrophic' brain injury and numerous fractures in a 10-week period before its death in April.

The court heard traces of cocaine and amphetamine were found in its body following two post-mortem examinations.

Danny Shepherd, 25, and Katherine Cox, 32, of Millfield Road in Faversham, are charged with causing or allowing the death of a child, causing or allowing serious physical harm to a child and possession of the class B drug, amphetamine.

The couple were released on bail by Judge Jeremy Carey until their trial, which is expected to start in July next year. A high court judge is likely to preside over the case.

EU Referendum - Market view: Faversham

At ITV Meridian we have been running our own 'Common Market' - gauging views on the EU Referendum - unscientifically - across the region.

Simon Parkin and Amanda Piper were in the market town of Faversham selling vegetables and gathering opinions.

Fancy a pint Prime Minister?

The Prime Minister's been to the country's oldest brewery today - Shepherd Neame, in Faversham. It was a little early in the day for a picture opportunity with a pint. But it was a good time, he told workers there, to get ready to vote to stay inside the European Union. That vote's due in less than three week's time. Business is best served, said David Cameron, by the single market and the EU - not by leaving. But as our reporter Andrea Thomas found out outside the brewery, many voters still don't know which way to vote.


The season's first strawberries are in the shops!

We're only into the first few days of March - and the cold snap is still with us - but the season's first strawberries are already in the shops.

It's all thanks to the mild winter and state-of-the-art greenhouses mean that one Kent grower is already harvesting the fruit and has delivered to a Tesco supermarket just a few miles away.

Andrea Thomas has been finding out how they do it.

Doctors' strike put on hold - but too late for many patients

Despite an eleventh hour deal late last night to call off the junior doctors' 24 hour strike, it was too late for patients who had already had their treatment cancelled.

Among them, Alainah Rook from Faversham who is frequently hospitalised and who was due to have an important diagnostic treatment. That was postponed when the hospital thought it wouldn't have enough doctors.

But this is her reaction - Alainah is still supporting the doctors.

The 23 year-old from Faversham has been hospitalised regularly over the past 5 years - for a complicated set of conditions.

Her diagnostic treatment today - which was cancelled because of the expected strike - would have established whether she has a pancreatic tumour.

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