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Teen arrested after two men stabbed in Tunbridge Wells

Officers are conducting enquiries at the scene

Officers investigating a double stabbing in Tunbridge Wells last night have arrested a 17-year-old local boy in connection with the incident. The detention follows reports that two men aged 19 and 22, had suffered stab wounds in Dudley Road in the town.

Officers were called to the scene at 8.01pm on Wednesday 14th December. The two injured men were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The incident happened at Dudley Road in Tunbridge Wells

Anyone with information is asked to telephone Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 14-1211. People can also contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.

Two car collision on A267 at Tunbridge Wells

Firefighters from Kent Fire & Rescue Service have been called to the scene of a crash involving two cars in Tunbridge Wells.

The accident happened on the A267 Frant Road this afternoon. Two people were in one vehicle, four people were in the other. The ambulance service is also in attendance.

The A267 Frant Road remains blocked in both directions between Forest Road and Bunny Lane.


Teenager raped in nightclub

Police are investigating a report of rape that occurred at Moo Moos nightclub in Newton Road, Tunbridge Well.

An 18-year old woman has told detectives she was attacked in the toilets of the club between 1.30am and 2.30am on Friday, 19 August 2016.

The attacker is described as a white man with brown hair, wearing dark jeans and a short sleeve T-shirt.

Officers have seized CCTV from the nightclub and enquiries are continuing.

How will Tunbridge Wells vote in EU Referendum?

We've all heard of the phrase 'Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells'. It's long been used as a term to describe a person with strongly conservative views.

When it comes to politics the town is certainly a Tory stronghold - with a Tory MP and borough council.

But does that mean the voters of Tunbridge Wells are as divided as their chosen political party when it comes to whether we stay or leave the European Union? Derek Johnson has been finding out.

Hospital trust in court facing manslaughter charges

Frances Cappuccini Credit: Kingsley Napley LLP

The Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust is expected to become the first trust in the country to go on trial for corporate manslaughter later today.

It follows the death of expectant mother Frances Cappuccini while giving birth at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

One of the doctors, Errol Cornish, 67, who treated her is also facing a charge of manslaughter by gross negligence.

Dr Errol Cornish Credit: PA


Snow falls across parts of Kent and Sussex

Snow falling this morning in Tunbridge Wells Credit: Grey2Black Photography

Parts of the UK have seen a flurry of snow as Britain prepares for a "bitterly cold" weekend.

Snow started to fall as far south as Eastbourne in East Sussex, with Beachy Head seeing a light dusting this morning. Parts of Kent, including Tunbridge Wells, and Essex have also seen snowfall.

Snow is largely unexpected for tonight, but there is an ice risk for Sunday morning as a result of the night's frosty conditions. The Met Office said Sunday will be another cold but sunny day and added that there will be further showers on the coastal areas throughout the day.

"It will still be cold tomorrow but perhaps not as cold as it feels today because the winds will be just that little bit lighter."

"There will be a return of milder air from the Atlantic next week, which will cut off this weekend's Arctic chill but will bring showers across the country."

– Spokesman for the Met Office

World Championship Silver for Kent windsurfer Shaw

Kent windsurfer Bryony Shaw in action Credit: Jesus Renedo

Windsurfer Bryony Shaw from Tunbridge Wells in Kent has won silver in the RSX World Championships in Oman.

The 32-year-old has already been selected to represent Britain at the Olympics in Rio. She won bronze in 2008 in the Beijing Olympic Games, and said the week of competing in Oman had been relentless, but she was glad with her resilience.

“This was a target event and one I wanted to peak for.

“Mid way through the week I could see that it was going to be a really tough fight and come down to the medal race. It’s great that I’m able to perform on medal race day, it seems to be a strength of mine, and certainly sailing on the fin now it seems my speed has really improved.

“All of those things coming together and the board speed stuff really helps when you’re trying to perform at your peak regatta. It’s all those hard yards put into practice.”

– Bryony Shaw
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