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Officers 'refuse to answer questions' over dead man

Sean Wilkes died after being stopped by police officers in Cheriton

Police officers involved in restraining a man who later died have refused to answer investigators' questions.

Family's joy at reunion with dog... after two years

All smiles as Frank comes home

Police turned pet detectives to reunite a family with a pet dog they had given up for dead two years ago.

Boy, 8, speaks out after poolside sex attack

Matthew Woodgate

A young schoolboy has taken the brave step to speak out after he was assaulted by a predatory paedophile at a pool.

Neigh - surely that's not a pony riding the Stagecoach?

Yes, it IS a pony riding the Stagecoach! Picture: Spotted in Folkestone

Normally getting the best seat's the mane attraction on a bus... not when this pony came along for the ride.

Update: Water main explosion creates chaos in village

Water gushes from the street after the explosion at Charing. Picture: Charing Post Office https://www.facebook.com/CharingPostOffice

Charing villagers had a rude awakening, after a burst water main sent rubble flying, flooded homes and caused a 40ft plume of water.

Shooting stars over Ashford

An amateur photographer snapped some stunning pictures of shooting stars over Ashford last night.

1,000 apply for 125 jobs at new store

How the John Lewis at Home in Ashford will look

More than 1,000 jobseekers have applied for work at the new John Lewis department store preparing to open in Ashford.

Driver trapped in ditch for more than 13 hours

The upturned car. Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue

A family panicked after a taxi driver disappeared... little knowing he was virtually submerged in water in a ditch after a crash.

Protest over rail fare rises

Mandy Rossi, Mike Sargent and Thom Pizzey

Campaigners gathered at the Ashford International Station this morning to fight against the rising railway fares

Badgers are most killed animal on town's roads

Ashford council has collected 69 dead badgers from the borough’s roads and streets over the past three years, more than any other animal.

'You need loft insulation - we've checked your roof from the helicopter'

Two suspected rogue traders told householders they had used a helicopter to check their roofs

Giraffes take the long view of park's breeding programme

Standing proud: one of the two new giraffes. Picture: Aspinall Foundation

Two new female giraffes are settling in to their new home at Port Lympne... in the hope they'll soon be joined by a male.

Fire engulfs field and combine harvester

A combine harvester was damaged by fire when a blaze broke out in a field between Dover and Folkestone yesterday.

Village banks on using persuasion to lure in Austen fans

Jane Austen

A Kent village where Jane Austen's brother lived is hoping to cash in on its connections ahead of the release of a banknote bearing her image.

Car crashes into ditch near Ashford

File picture

A man had to be cut from the wreckage of his car after it crashed into a ditch.

Man rescued from Folkestone flat fire

Fire crews had to lead a man to safety from a smoke-filled flat in Folkestone early today after a suspected arson attack.

Celebrating a century of life in style

Una Dossett celebrated her 100th birthday at a family reunion with five generations of her family

Flats planned for office block

Neighbours’ views are invited on the proposed conversion of the former Inland Revenue offices in Ashford’s Wellesley Road into 26 affordable flats.

Manhunt for serial sex attacker

Efit of a suspected Ashford sex attacker being hunted by police

A serial sex attacker is on the loose in Ashford... as police link three assaults on lone women.

Police scour crime scene for evidence of sex attack

Police out in force after the Singleton Lake attack

Specialist police this morning searched the area where a 23-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Singleton.

Man helps police after woman's death

A police vehicle at the scene in Oaks Road, Tenterden

An elderly man is assisting police with their inquiries today after a 79-year-old woman was discovered dead at a house.

'Washing-up liquid' sparks chemical alert

Firefighters helped pump out the boat. Stock picture.

A village was sealed off for several hours amid a chemical alert when a dog was found covered in green liquid... now believed to be washing-up liquid.

Pervert locked up after approaching boys at leisure centre

Matthew Woodgate

A convicted sex offender with a 'distorted and perverted view of children' has been jailed after approaching boys in a public pool.

Biker suffers serious injuries after crash

The air ambulance lands at the crash scene

An investigation has been launched after a motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a crash.

Dad injured after path collapses

Bryan Mabb next to the hole in the pavement

A young father has been left on crutches after he tripped when an area of pavement recently worked on gave way under him.

Sex attack on Ashford footpath

Stock picture.

A woman walking her dog has been sexually assaulted.

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