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Witness appeal after fatal collision in Swanley

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: Google Images

A man has died after being hit by a car in Swanley.

The incident happened last night on the B2173 Maidstone Road near the junction with Hockenden Lane.

The 29 year old pedestrian from Swanley was pronounced dead at the scene after he was involved in a collision with a silver Renault Clio.

His next of kin have been informed.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

Parents ''devastated'' son's killer could move to open prison

M25 road-rage killer Kenneth Noye could be moved to an open prison - following a parole board recommendation.

Noye - now 68 - murdered Stephen Cameron on a roundabout above the motorway, in Kent, in 1996. He was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation that he served a minimum of 16 years.

Stephen Cameron's parents Ken and Toni say they're devastated at today's news - and that Noye should never leave prison.


Family of crash victim pay tribute

Andy Roberts died following a collision on the Swanley Interchange slip road Credit: Kent Police

The family of a man who died in a collision on the A20 last weekend have issued a tribute in his memory.

Andy Roberts, 44, died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision on the Swanley interchange slip road, at about 3.15am on Saturday 6 June.

His family have now issued the following tribute:

"Andy loved his family and was a true family man. He was a father to seven children and was married to his wife Sarah for 12 years. He was a much-loved son, brother, uncle and nephew. He has been described by his eldest son Ben as his idol. Andy was a mechanic and worked with cars for most of his life. He was a very hardworking man and would help anyone and happily go out of his way. He had a love of films and had a large collection. He also had a passion for World War II planes, especially German aircrafts. He was a larger than life character and all who met him, loved him. He had an infectious smile that would bring joy to all. Andy will be missed greatly and was loved by all his family, friends and all who knew him."

– The family of Andy Roberts

Officers investigating the collision continue to appeal for anyone who may have seen Mr Roberts’ green E-class coupe Mercedes shortly before the collision. They would particularly like to speak to the driver of a black Audi who may have been stopped nearby around the same time and seen the car.

Kent men jailed after armed robbery

Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to carrying out robberies in Swanley, one of which included a 15-year-old victim.

21-year-old Charlie Leigh, of Everest Place and 19-year-old Kane Gaymer, of Oliver Road, both from Swanley, will serve a total of more than six years between them.

Kane Gaymer Credit: Kent Police

Leigh admitted punching and robbing a 15-year-old boy of his mobile phone near London Road.

Charlie Leigh Credit: Kent Police

Both men admitted threatening a car park attendant - one of them holding a knife - and taking the money he had collected.

Leigh was sentenced to 3 years in prison, while Gaymer was jailed for three years and four months.

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