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Man killed by potent tranquilliser used on elephants

Frank Brown, 22, died after taking the heroin mix

31 August 2017

A young man died after taking a drug 10,000 times stronger than morphine - which unscrupulous dealers are using to cut heroin with.


Decapitated man 'took his own life'

Rasmus Weinhardt took his own life, a coroner has concluded

30 August 2017

Bankruptcy is thought to have played a major part in a man's decision to end his life, it has emerged.

Inquest into death of decapitated man

Rasmus Weinhardt took his own life, a coroner has concluded

30 August 2017

An inquest is set to be held today into the death of a man whose decapitated body was discovered in the sea.


Man's family traced after Channel death

Police are appealing to trace a man's family after his body was found in the Channel

24 August 2017

Police say the family of a man found dead in the Channel have been tracked down following a public appeal.

Inquest date set for satanist cop killer

Stefano Brizzi. Picture: Metropolitan Police

22 August 2017

A satanist sentenced to life for murdering and dismembering a Kent policeman was found dead in his cell a month after being taken off suicide watch.


Man, 72, died after ladder fall

Ronald Judd

12 August 2017

A man died while carrying out repairs on his boat in a dry-dock, an inquest heard.

Mother's tribute to son with 'great sense of humour'

Ben Roffey at his mother's wedding

11 August 2017

A man found dead in a park has been described as 'someone with a great sense of humour who would do anything for anyone'.


Long journeys for bereaved families

The inquest was at Archbishop's Palace in Maidstone

08 August 2017

Relatives in some parts of Kent are having to travel more than 30 miles to attend hearings involving the death of their loved ones.


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'

Police are appealing for information.

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.

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