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Fears for 15 year old girl missing from Kent home

Jade was last seen in Margate earlier today Credit: Kent Police

Police in Kent are asking for help in tracing a missing teenage girl.

Jade Knight, 15, from Herne Bay, was last seen in the St Peter’s Road area of Margate at about 3pm today.

She is described as vulnerable and officers are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

At the time of her disappearance Jade was wearing tracksuit bottoms and a grey top with the number 78 printed in large yellow letters. She was also carrying a pink flowery handbag.

Man appears in court charged with murder

The dead man was found at a property on Ethelbert Terrace in Margate Credit: ITV Meridian

A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a man in Margate.

The body of a 38 year old man was found in Ethelbert Terrace on Monday.

Aurimas Vilius - who's 24 - and from Cornwall Gardens - will now appear at Maidstone Crown Court next Monday.

Detectives are continuing to investigate.

Temperatures soar in the South East

The South East has basked in the hottest day of the year so far and the scorching sun is set to keep temperatures some 10 degrees above the average for this time of year.

There are concerns about the elderly - and other vulnerable people in the heat and UV levels are reaching as high as Cyprus and Gibraltar.

But this heatwave is great news for the Kent and Sussex tourist trade.

Abigail Bracken visited Margate earlier today.


Man charged with stealing mobile phone & wallet

Police have arrested and charged a man with robbery after another man's wallet and mobile phone were stolen in Margate.

Kent Police said the theft happened on Union Row in the town on Saturday 20th May. Thirty-one year old Marcus Turner, who is homeless, was detained on Sunday 21st May, charged and then remanded in custody. He is due to appear before Medway Magistrates Court via videolink today.

A 28-year-old woman from Margate who was arrested in connection with the same incident has been released pending further enquiries.

Disused pub in Margate on fire - firefighters at scene

Firefighters tackle a fire at the disused Holly Tree pub in Margate Credit: Ian Pulman

More than twenty firefighters are tackling a blaze at a disused pub in Margate.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service sent four fire engines to the scene after being called out this morning. The Holly Tree pub in Holly Lane was well alight. However there are no reported injuries. The cause is not yet known.

Firefighters are advising people living in the area to keep their windows and doors shut.

Margate man jailed for multiple sex offences against children

James McCaw, 26, was found guilty of multiple sex offences against children Credit: Kent Police

A Margate man has been jailed for multiple sex offences against children between 2007 and 2008.

James McCaw, 26, from Trinity Square, was found guilty of attempted rape, rape, assault of a child, sexual assault of a child and two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

He has been jailed for 16 years.

We are pleased McCaw is now in prison after committing these terrible crimes and urge anyone who has ever been the victim of an unreported sexual offence to contact us"

– Detective Constable Jennifer Brightman
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