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Doctor jailed after molesting patients at surgery

Barend Delport arriving at Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: Mike Gunnill

A doctor who sexually assaulted patients - from a toddler to a woman over 60 - is today behind bars.

Swanley GP who admitted sex assaults on patients up for sentencing

Barend Delport arriving at Maidstone Crown Court. Picture: Mike Gunnill

A Swanley doctor's due to be sentenced this afternoon after admitting sexually assaulting a number of patients at his practice.

'Lucky to be alive'

Crash closes section of A2. Picture: @Johnevigar

A motorcyclist didn't think twice about helping a fellow biker with life-threatening injuries after a crash on the A2.

Dartford Crossing suspect held under Mental Health Act

The suspect package is dealt with at the scene. Picture by Albie Mills.

A man arrested following a full-scale alert at the Dartford Crossing has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Town centre plans get go-ahead... after just 11 years!

Lowfield Street

Tesco's dreams of transforming the centre of Dartford have finally got off the drawing board... more than a decade after the first application.

How a small team grew in just three years

PLP Fire & Security

The judges in the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards will soon announce the winners of this year's title.

Nursery worker suspended after mum's slapping claim

The mother of the child allegedly assaulted is considering civil action

A nursery worker has been suspended amid a full-scale investigation involving police and social services after allegations a little boy was assaulted.

Trio remanded after alleyway 'sex assault' on two women

Hockey player Nicholas Young carried out a con at Sainsbury's

Three men have been charged after an alleged early-hours sex assault on two women near a supermarket.

Moment masked raiders launch attack on ATM security staff

Moment raiders burst into Nationwide in Longfield

This is the terrifying moment hooded robbers burst into a building society and brutally beat security staff before escaping with thousands of pounds.

Patients' food at Darent Valley Hospital ranked 7th worst in country

Hospital food in Dartford and Gravesham is the seventh worst in the country but it has some of the most expensive meals - according to a report.

Teenager charged with assault on taxi driver

North Kent Magistrates Court, Dartford

A 17-year-old is due before magistrates charged with attacking a taxi driver.

Animal sanctuary rescues alpaca left 'in terrible condition'

An animal rescuer as saved an abandoned and starving alpaca.

Fire crews deal with tanker chemical spill

Fire crews were sent to the scene. Stock image

A chemical spill is being cleared up by fire crews near the Dartford crossing.

Woman cut free from car following crash

Firefighters helped pump out the boat. Stock picture.

Firefighters have freed a woman from a car after it came off the A2 near Dartford.

Family's lasting tribute to shooting victim

Older brother Christopher has a picture of Kevin on his chest

Grieving relatives of a man killed in the street by a woman with a shotgun have created a lasting legacy to him... with a series of tattoos.

Young stars’ moment in spotlight

In the lead role is Josh Baker

More than 100 youngsters got their moment in the spotlight with their version of an 80s musical classic.

‘Not enough criminals to keep court open full-time’

Dartford Magistrates' Court

North Kent’s magistrates’ court will only open three days a week after a drop in crime... and a lack of criminals.

Firm fined after teen apprentice suffers electric shock

A firm has been ordered to pay £10,000 after a young engineer was thrown to the floor after an electric shock.

'Help us find drugs barons': Police

A huge cannabis factory was uncovered at a Dartford office block

Police today extended their investigation after up to 6,000 cannabis plants worth around £4m were discovered in a sophisticated factory.

'Help track down the yobs who did this'

Stuart Weightman's head injuries after he was punched to the ground outside a kebab shop

These were the horrific injuries after a man's head was cracked open in an attack outside a kebab shop.


Four men and two women taken to hospital after M25 crash

Kent Fire and Rescue Service. Stock image

Six people were injured after a serious smash involving four cars and a lorry on the M25.

Man arrested on suspicion of affray

A 39-year-old was acting in a threatening manner in Highfield Road.

Train station nearly finished

How the station looks from the outside

Dartford train station's £7 million redevelopment is nearing completion with the next phase due to be finished by the end of the year.

Chip pan fire

Stock pic

Two fire crews tackled the blaze in a second storey flat.

Hole in one... and he doesn't even need to buy a round!

Mason Essam, 13, celebrates his first hole-in-one

Golfer Mason Essam is celebrating after hitting his first hole-in-one... at just 13.

Soldier killed on Belgian battlefield remembered

Picture: Imperial War Museum

A soldier killed in action during the First World War is to be remembered on a Kentish Ragstone Memorial.

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