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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 thanking all those who helped in the search.

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.


Family in horror death crash 'not wearing seatbelts'

Patrick Nolan with wife Babara and little son David

15 June 2017

A dad died and his wife and toddler son were badly injured when the caravan he was towing went out of control because he was driving too fast.

Missing woman found dead in container

Tania Dasilva went missing from London and her body was found in a mobile unit in New Hythe. Picture: Metropolitan Police Service Haringey

15 June 2017

A woman left home to walk her dog only to be found dead weeks later in a portable cabin 45 miles away.

Patient needed 'further evaluation' months before death

Sarah Stringer

13 June 2017

An updated assessment of a mentally ill woman needed "further evaluation" by mental health services months before she died, an inquest has heard.

Family seeking answers after inquest adjourned

Carlo Collins

11 June 2017

The family of a man found unconscious by a lodger must wait to find out how he died - after a coroner asked for more medical evidence.

Heartbroken woman took her life after mum's death

Paige Chester and mum Mandy

05 June 2017

A heartbroken young woman took her own life after battling depression in the wake of her mother's death, an inquest heard.

Death crash biker was 'twice drink drive limit'

Motorcyclist Philip Baker who died in a crash on the M20. Picture released via Kent Police

01 June 2017

A motorcyclist who lost his life when crashing into the back of a tractor unit on the M20 was over the drink-drive limit, an inquest heard.


OCD sufferer jumped from car park roof

A view of Sainsbury's in Romney Place, Maidstone. Picture: Google Maps

01 June 2017

A former cleaner suffering from extreme obsessive compulsive disorder jumped from the top of a multi-storey car park, an inquest heard.

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