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Second man in court over Co-op raid

The Co-op on Chastilian Road, Dartford Pic: Google street view

A 32-year-old has been remanded in custody after being arrested in connection with a shop robbery.

Police appeal over mystery woman

The woman was found with this cuddly toy

The public's help is needed in identifying a seriously ill young woman taken to hospital last night after being found carrying a Mickey Mouse toy.


Police charge man after woman 'stabbed and raped'

Tottle is off to jail for almost three years. Picture: iStock

A man has been charged with attempted murder and rape after a woman suffered stab wounds.

'I know who killed girl in woods in 1946'

Sheila Martin, 11 years old of Fawkham Green, who was murdered in 1946

A crime writer has lodged a formal complaint with police over their handling of the murder of an 11-year-old girl in 1946.


Police called to 'stabbing'

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

A man was taken to hospital after reports of an assault at a house.


MRSA outbreak at hospital

Darent Valley Hospital has confirmed the outbreak. iStock image.

Seven cases of the deadly infection MRSA have been confirmed on a ward of a Kent hospital.


Dartford Crossing remains shut

There are long delays at the Dartford Crossing. Stock image

The Queen Elizabeth II bridge remains closed this morning amid high winds.


Head torch causes fire

Head torch charger overheated causing fire. Picture: Kent Fire and Rescue

A warning has been issued after electrical item left on charge caught alight.

'Dangerous driver' to appear in court

Police have charged a man with dangerous driving. Stock picture

A driver has been charged with several offences after a police pursuit along the A2.

Fake plumber sought after burglary

The man claimed to be a plumber to get into the home. Picture: Kent Police

Police have released an e-fit of a fake plumber who stole jewellery after talking his way into a home.


Air ambulance scrambled to help man

The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance

Emergency services including police, firefighters and air ambulance crews spent two hours helping a man who suffered a "medical incident".

Town hotspot for exodus of Londoners

Dartford welcomed more Londoners than anywhere else in the UK. Stock pic

A council leader has called for more measures to cut the number of Londoners being rehoused in his Kent borough.


Dog stolen from house during break-in

Frazer was stolen from a house in Swanley this afternoon between 12 and 2.

A woman has issued a desperate plea for help after her dog was taken during a break-in at a relative's house.


More than £20k raised for terror attack hero

Hassan Zubier, who was stabbed while helping victims of the terror attack in Finland

More than £20,000 has been raised for a man who was permanently disabled while trying to save a woman's life during a terror attack.

Road open after crash

Traffic was held near the Darenth Interchange. Stock image

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a crash on a busy section of road this morning.

Hatton Garden raiders in court over missing £25m

The hole left at the Hatton Garden heist. Picture: Met Police

The ringleaders of the Hatton Garden heist are being taken to court as the authorities attempt to return the stolen £25m to the rightful owners.


Burglary suspect remanded in custody

Connors appeared in court on Saturday. Stock pic.

A teenager from Northampton arrested on suspicion of burgling homes in Kent has been remanded in custody.

Pensioner dies after barrier crash

The driver died two hours later in hospital. Picture: Eddie Guard

A pensioner has died in hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest at the wheel.

Hoaxer sparked panic with threat to blow himself up

Ian Hendrie. Picture: Kent Police.

A prolific criminal who caused alarm when he threatened to kill himself by blowing up his flat with a homemade nail bomb has been jailed.


Fire fighters forced to cut women out of car after collision on dual carriageway

Fire fighters were called to the scene

The emergency service was forced to cut the door off of a car to get the driver out following a collision on the A2.


Dropped cigarette costs man £630

Dropping a cigarette cost one man more than £600

A man taken to court for refusing to pay a fine for dropping litter says the ordeal has driven him to become a smoker.


No evidence offered over road death

Ollie Sherwood was killed in a collision between his motorbike and a Vauxhall Insignia in Shepherds Lane, Dartford

A pensioner accused of causing the death of a motorcyclist on a notorious road has walked free from court after the prosecution offered no evidence.

Bailiffs sent to Dart Charge debtors 200,000 times

The Dartford Crossing. Stock image

Motorists who forgot to pay their Dart Charge were visited by bailiffs more than 200,000 times last year.


Teen admits causing crash deaths

The vehicles were involved in an horrific crash in Farningham. Picture: James Williams

A 19-year-old man faces jail after admitting being responsible for a crash which killed two men and left four people seriously injured.


Police call on residents to watch out for bogus officers

Officers closed a lane of a dual carriageway after they came across a single vehicle collision.

The police have issued an appeal for people to be vigilant after two suspects dressed up as cops to try and gain entry into properties.

‘Scout hall is falling down – let us build a new one’

Assistant Group Scout Leader Lyn Medcalf, left, and Chairman Neil Young. 5th Dartford Scout Group are hoping to be able to replace their current building on West Hill, Dartford, as the existing one suffers from serious subsidence.

A Scout Group has applied to demolish the existing Scout hall.

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