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Widow continues fight with police after cyclist death

The widow of a cyclist who was killed in a country lane six years ago is still battling police - saying someone should be held accountable for a catalogue of errors when they investigated his death.

Richard Jordan was 67 when he was involved in the accident in East Kent.

Despite a Kent Police Professional Standards report saying the investigation into his death was in places 'unprofessional and unacceptable' - no officer has been found at fault.

As Sarah Saunders reports.

Sarah spoke to widow Susan Jordan, son Neil Jordan and Asst Ch Con Jo Shiner from Kent Police.

Excavation likely tomorrow as police search for body of murdered schoolgirl - undiscovered for 16 years

Police say excavation may begin tomorrow as they launch a new search for missing schoolgirl Danielle Jones - 16 years after she disappeared in Essex.

Danielle's uncle, Stuart Campbell, was jailed for her kidnap and murder in 2002 - but he's never revealed where he hid her body.

This morning police began a search of garages between Crammavil Street and Goddard Road in Thurrock after a tip off.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate say they are investigating why the garages were not searched at the time.

Sarah Saunders reports.


Lead theft from lifts in Poole

Police appeal for information on the theft of lead weights in Poole Credit: Dorset Police

Police are searching for witnesses after lead weights were stolen from two lifts in Poole.

The thefts happened on two separate occasions in a block of flats at Nelson Court on Lagland Street on 26th November and 11th December.

CCTV will now be installed to prevent future robberies from taking place.

Think before you drink - the plea from the family of a man killed by a drink driver

The family of a man from Oxfordshire killed by a drink driver is urging drivers to THINK twice before getting behind the wheel if they've had a drink this Christmas.

Graham Ruecroft was knocked off his bike and left to die in the road. The driver, a mother of three, was twice over the limit .She was jailed for four years and disqualified for eight.

Our reporter Mel Bloor has been out with police in Reading as they try to catch drivers over the limit.

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Rejected from the police because of a tiny tattoo

A police officer, who took a career break to bring up two children, has been told she can't rejoin the force because of a tiny tattoo behind her ear. Louisa Baker, from Ashford, has a star at the top of her neck. It's smaller than a ten pence piece. Kent Police say tattoos above the collar line are forbidden for those who want to be officers. But should they bar you from frontline police work? Tom Savvides reports.

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