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Murderer's throat slit in jail

Ruslanas Ignatenka died in his cell in Swaleside prison

25 May 2017

A murderer serving a life sentence at a Kent jail was found dead in his cell with his throat slashed, an inquest heard.


Student found dead in digs had gender issues

Mark McNeill

23 May 2017

A student found dead in his halls had previously been sent to a gender identity clinic after complaining of anxiety and depression, an inquest heard.

Driver's death a mystery as coroner dismisses evidence

Police at the scene of the crash on the A229

20 May 2017

Mystery still surrounds the death of a 37-year-old who was thought to have crashed his car after suddenly falling ill at the wheel.

Drug warning after teen's death

Robert Fraser

18 May 2017

A grieving mother and police are warning of the dangers of a drug 100 times more potent than heroin after the first death of its kind in Kent.

Man shot himself with bolt stun gun at ex's house

Police at the scene of the death

18 May 2017

A man found with a fatal wound to his neck in his estranged wife's garage had shot himself with a bolt stun gun, an inquest heard.

Fentanyl drug killed skater boy Robert

Robert Fraser

12 May 2017

Teenager Robert Fraser had been making efforts to turn his life around but he unintentionally overdosed on strong pain killer fentanyl.

Boy, 12, found dad's body

Alan Golden died following an overdose

09 May 2017

Paramedics were unable to save a man who had taken an overdose and was found by his 12-year-old son, according to an inquest.

Teen dies after brain starved of oxygen

Gravesend Old Town Hall, High Street.

08 May 2017

A 19-year-old, who needed a tube to help him breathe, died when it became dislodged overnight, an inquest heard.


Man took his life after being told to give up his dogs

John Chadwick took his own life after being told he had to part with his pets

07 May 2017

A man said to have been "crushed" when told he could no longer live with his pets sent a text to a close friend before taking his own life.

Man killed himself after stabbing his wife in row

Emergency services at Medway Valley Park. Pic: Steve Crispe

06 May 2017

A father-of-two brutally stabbed his wife after she found a message on his phone saying he hated her, an inquest heard.

Addict lost battle against 'demons of addiction'

Thomas Hammell had desperately fought his addiction

01 May 2017

A heroin addict found dead in public toilets had desperately tried to beat his addiction, an inquest heard.


Tragic crash death dad was five times the limit

Lee Boulter crashed after drinking, the inquest heard

29 April 2017

A father killed when he crashed his speeding Audi on a bend was five times the drink-drive limit, an inquest heard.


Police investigate young mum's death

Sian Hollands

27 April 2017

An inquest ruled that she would probably still be alive if hospital staff had treated her properly.

Young inmate died of natural causes

Daniel was found unresponsive in his cell at Cookham Wood

26 April 2017

An inquest into the death of a young inmate, who was found unresponsive in his cell at a young offenders institute, found he died of natural causes.

Inquest opens into teen who died at youth jail

Daniel Adewole

24 April 2017

The inquest into the death of an epileptic teenager, has heard earlier intervention may not have made a difference.

Questions remain over young woman's sudden death

Beata Tichonovic, 24, died three days after Christmas

16 April 2017

The heartbroken family of a young woman found dead after overdosing on alcohol and medication will never know if she intended to take her own life.

NHS faces questions after woman drowned

Sarah Stringer

15 April 2017

Mental health teams are to be asked whether the death of a woman pulled from the sea could have been prevented.


'Very sad' homeless man's death was drug-related: Inquest

Michael McCluskey died in a shop doorway on Chatham High Street on Christmas Eve

11 April 2017

A man found died in a shop doorway on Christmas Eve had battled a drug addiction for years, an inquest's heard.

Mum died after doctors failed to treat her

Sian with daughter Marne

10 April 2017

Doctors failed to diagnose and treat a young mother-of-three who died just hours after being discharged from hospital, a coroner has ruled.

Neck wound killed man

The house where Patrick Mannion was found

09 April 2017

A woman was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man died, but police later said there were no suspicious circumstances.

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