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Police renew appeal for witnesses to crash which killed 17-year-old Jack

Officers investigating a fatal crash on the Medway City Estate are renewing their appeal for witnesses.

17-year-old Jack Mander from Strood, died at the scene on Anthony’s Way, Rochester, shortly after 9pm on Thursday 13th October 2016. He was riding his Yamaha 125 motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with a Volvo heavy goods vehicle.

ack Mander from Strood died at the scene of the crash on Anthony's Way Credit: Kent Police

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have travelled along Anthony’s Way after the incident, and who noticed that a collision had happened.

They have viewed CCTV footage and believe a second motorcyclist wearing a fluorescent jacket or tabard may be able to help with their enquiries. The motorcyclist travelled along Anthony’s Way in the direction of the entrance to the estate about a minute or two after the collision, and may be able to provide important evidence.

A 44-year-old man from Wiltshire who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving has been released on bail.

Man jailed for trapping teenager in storeroom

A man who trapped a teenage girl in a storeroom has been jailed for more than four years.

Police said Gurpinder Singh Ghuman of Strood carried out a terrifying attack.

The 41-year old was convicted of false imprisonment with the intent of committing a sexual offence.

Gurpinder Singh Ghuman carried out a terrifying attack on a teenage girl Credit: Kent Police

"This was a terrifying attack on a young girl, who has shown great bravery throughout the proceedings.

"Ghuman tricked his innocent victim into a room where he grabbed her around the mouth and attempted to sexually assault her. The victim managed to fight him off and he ran away.

"We carried out extensive enquiries to identify Ghuman and I am pleased that he is now behind bars and away from the community."

– Police Constable Hollie Brown


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Standoff: Demolition teams prepare to tear down house

A developer who built a house without proper planning permission has been given an 11th hour reprieve when the council turned up to tear it down. Police and demolition teams arrived at the property in Strood this morning but after a tense stand-off with family members, the owner was given ten more days to appeal to the courts. If he losses, the property will be flattened. Sarah Saunders spoke to neighbours and Medway Council's Richard Hicks.

Leading role for Reckless in the Welsh elections

Mark Reckless to take leading role in Welsh Assembly Credit: ITV News Meridian

A former Rochester and Strood MP who defected from the Conservatives to UKIP is to take a leading role in the Welsh elections.

Mark Reckless will write UKIP's manifesto for next year's election in Wales. He says he'll now spend part of his time in Wales working with members. UKIP is on course to win a handful of seats in the Cardiff Assembly in the election next May.

Can you help detectives with information on M25 collision?

Police are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision on the M25 between junctions 4 and 5. The incident was reported to police at 12.53pm today.

A female motorcyclist has sustained serious injuries. Both the clockwise and anti-clockwise were closed to allow the air ambulance to land. The clockwise carriageway was reopened at 2pm. The anti-clockwise carriageway is currently down to one lane. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Police are also keen to remind people to stay in their vehicles if they are stuck in stationary traffic. This follows reports of people playing football in the carriageway and a report of two teenagers being stranded on the wrong side of the M25 after the clockwise carriageway was reopened. The pair had reportedly walked across the motorway whilst the road was closed, but then were unable to get back when the road was reopened. A patrol helped them return to their vehicle safely.

Can you help?

Witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Kent’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538

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