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Brother 'released from hospital too early'

Canterbury Magistrates Court where the inquest took place

04 August 2017

A man took his own life after the effects of smoking cannabis and drinking alcohol brought on delusional episodes, an inquest heard.

Split from pets saw man take own life

John Chadwick

04 August 2017

A homeless man who killed himself at his emergency council accommodation was devastated to have been separated from his pets, an inquest heard.


Killer died on psychiatric hospital hike

The inquest took place at Archbishop's Palace

02 August 2017

A mentally ill man who killed his partner after becoming convinced she was possessed by the devil collapsed and died on a health walk, a court heard.


Mum who feared losing daughter took her own life

Mum-of-three Kirsty Olive

01 August 2017

An impending court case by social services was said to have left a young mother feeling 'like a prisoner in her own home'.

Inquest held on sex charge head teacher

Graham Priest

31 July 2017

An inquest heard an ex-head teacher crashed his car into the back of a lorry 'at speed' days before his trial for historic sex offences.

Family critical of care given to dad-of-two

Andrew Wilson (centre)

31 July 2017

The loved ones of a father-of-two have criticised a hospital trust for the standard of care he received in his final days.

Biker killed in crash was double drink drive limit

Ollie Jennings died, aged 25, in a motorbike crash near Hoo

27 July 2017

A much loved biker died after crashing into a roundabout on his way home from a party, an inquest has heard.

Policeman killed himself amid fears he could be dismissed

Raymond Thwaites was found at his Ditton home

24 July 2017

A policeman took his life after being told he could lose half his salary or face dismissal.

Coroner: Gran set herself alight as ‘cry for help’

Jessie Hutson in her younger days. Picture courtesy of Joanne Stevens

22 July 2017

An inquest concluded a grandmother who died after setting herself on fire did not intend to take her own life, but her daughter disagrees.

Young homeless woman lay down in front of a train

Amber Baker

20 July 2017

An 18-year-old girl took her own life at a Kent railway station days before she was due to move in with her partner, an inquest heard.

Pensioner 'bled to death from neck wounds'

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06 July 2017

A 66-year-old man whose body was found in a garage died as a result of cuts to his neck but police are not treating the death as suspicious.

Student stabbed and slashed to death: inquest

Molly McLaren

05 July 2017

A student killed in a shopping centre car park died from multiple stab and slash wounds to her chest and neck, an inquest has been told.

Estate agent took his own life at home

Alex Quealy. Picture: JustGiving.com

04 July 2017

A young man whose family raised more than £11,000 in his memory was found dead by his brother.

'Inspirational' cyclist's son fundraises in his honour

John Durey died after a crash in Hamstreet

01 July 2017

A cyclist died after being hit by a car which was overtaking a lorry, an inquest's heard.

Family await answers after man's sudden death

Michael Smith died suddenly at his flat in Chartham

30 June 2017

More tests are being carried out after a much-loved 30-year-old was found dead in his flat.

Builder found hanging in park named

Tributes have been paid to Piotr Binkowski

28 June 2017

A man found dead in public gardens has been named as a 41-year-old builder who is believed to have hanged himself.

Tragic gran was hit by sign, inquest hears

Jean Downing tragically died after she was struck by a sign

25 June 2017

A great-grandmother died from multiple injuries after being hit by a sign outside a hospital.


Water works may affect tapwater

Households may find water is discoloured or notice a drop in pressure. Stock Image

24 June 2017

Residents in one Kent town may lose water pressure or find their tap water is discoloured after work starts on cleaning the mains.

'We let Sarah down'

Sarah Stringer

16 June 2017

A health trust has admitted it did not care for a patient in its care as well as it should have before she died and promises to improve in all areas.

Family hopes for mental health changes after daughter's death

Sarah Stringer

15 June 2017

The family of a woman battling mental illness who lost her life is calling for changes to mental health services to prevent it happening to others.

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