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Armed police descend on street

Armed police on the scene

Five police cars and around 20 officers descended on a residential street, with firearms teams surrounding a house.

Police called to clowns sighting near school

Boys in clown masks were seen near Thamesview School

Officers were called to a school after three boys wearing clown masks were seen hitting a fence nearby.

Crews called to bedroom fire

Firefighters were called at 6am. Stock picture.

A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze broke out in a bedroom.

Ebbsfleet to rename stadium after 70 years

An artist's impression of the new stadium. Picture: Ebbsfleet United

Ebbsfleet United is to rename its ground the Kuflink Stadium after striking a five-year sponsorship deal.


Three charged after vehicle stopped

Police stopped the car last week

Three men are due in court after a knife and cannabis were found in a car following a stop and search in Gravesend.

Con woman jailed after flat scam

Justina Steigvilaite has been jailed

A woman who pretended to be the landlady at a flat to con prospective tenants out of more than £3,000 has been jailed.


Wet wipe provides an unlikely cure

Darent Valley Hospital

A man was discharged from a hospital's accident and emergency unit after being miraculously cured with a wet wipe.


Moped stolen after assault on man

Police. Stock pic

A group of men assaulted another man before stealing a moped.

Buses skip stops after windows smashed

An Arriva bus

Buses were avoiding several stops on their route last week after more than a dozen instances of windows being smashed.


Pride as boy blinded by bully wins award

Nicholas Smith was one of three Young Person of the Year winners at the Kent Scouts County Awards

A dad left devastated after his 13-year-old son was blinded in an attack by a bully has spoken of his pride as his "brilliant" son wins a scout award.


Battle of the posters

Posters advertising Sunday league clash ruined by oppositions.


Gran heads abroad to help refugees

Here she shows Ghazal, aged six from Afghanistan, how to knit

A grandmother of six has returned from an eye-opening trip where she helped refugees and migrants in Greece.


Three arrests during routine stop

Officers have revealed the number of people arrested for having drugs on them

A teenager was detained on suspicion of being in possession of a bladed article and two others for suspected drugs offences in a town centre.

Traffic fears over primary plans at secondary school

Saint George's Church of England School, Gravesend

Education bosses pitching plans for a major expansion to a secondary school have been warned not to underestimate the impact on local roads.


Three on trial for 'professional hit murder' 16 years ago

Leonard Naylor had been in trouble before he was killed in a drive-by shooting. Picture: PA/Peter J Jordan

Three men have gone on trial accused of murdering a drug dealer who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting more than 16 years ago.

Sunday League side bid for bigger turnout

New Ash Green III play table-topping Swanscombe Tigers on Sunday

Top-flight football might be back this weekend but a village side are hoping a clash with their main title rivals is enough to tempt fans away.

Man jailed for illegal immigration advice

Prince Adewale Adeola at Vinbrooke Legal Practitioners

A man who ran a support group for youngsters with mental health issues has been jailed for illegally giving out immigration advice from his law firm.


Emergency crews called to motorbike crash

The ambulance service attended the scene

Police and ambulance crews were called after a collision between a motorbike and a bus.

Woman falls from window in town centre incident

Emergency crews have been called to Harmer Street, Gravesend

Immigration officers raided a town centre address and called ambulance crews after a woman fell from a window.

Man jailed after failed drug deal

Calvin Lumedo. Picture: Kent Police

A drug dealer who ran from police after being caught trying discard 31 wraps of crack cocaine and heroine has been jailed for almost four years.


McDonald's knifeman faces jail

The attack took place in Gravesend McDonald's

A teenager who stabbed and repeatedly stamped on a diner as horrified customers begged him to stop will have to wait until next year to hear his fate.

Tesco cashpoint raider jailed

Madalin-Petru Costea. Picture: Kent Police.

A hairdresser who broke into a supermarket cash dispenser and stole more than £16,000 after security cameras were painted over has been jailed.


Car-key burglar who raided neighbour's home jailed

Billy Treays. Picture: Kent Police.

A teenager who broke into a home in the street where he lived at night and drove off with the owner’s car has been jailed.


Tributes to rider who died while racing

Motorcyclist and former mayor of Winterton, Fran Fletcher, has died while riding at Brands Hatch.

Motorbike club members have been left shocked by the death of Fran Fletcher but say she died doing what she loved.


Suspect charged after man robbed of phone and wallet

Police charged a man. Stock picture

A teenager is due before magistrates after a man was robbed shortly before another man was threatened with a blade in a car park.

Pair face 'cuckooing' drug charges

Police are investigating. Stock image.

Two teenagers have been charged with drug offences and false imprisonment after an alleged cuckooing of a home.

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