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Man spat at shop staff and emptied soil on floor

Smart was barred from the store

A 21-year-old has been convicted of assault and criminal damage after taking exception to shop staffs' frosty reception.


Mice spotted scurrying around Wetherspoons pub

A mouse. Stock image.

Pest control teams have been called in to a popular town centre pub after mice were spotted running across the floor.


Drink driver banned after bridge damage

Teston Bridge, a historic crossing near Maidstone

A man has been disqualified from driving after causing £75,000 of damage to a medieval bridge.


Five vehicles damaged in suspicious fire

Officers are investigating fire damage to five vehicles in a Kent town.


Suspected cocaine dealer due in court

Arran Gauntlett

A man arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine with intent to supply.

No further action over 'robbery'

Police at Woolley Road

No further action will be taken after police descended on a Kent estate at the weekend following an alleged robbery.

Sex attack in multi-storey car park

The Mall car park

A woman has reported being sexually assaulted by a man as she waited to pay for parking on a rooftop car park.

Popular town centre bar to reopen

Banks Bar

It's been announced that a town centre bar which has been shut for more than a year will reopen next month.

A-Level results day: Clearing options at Hadlow College

Hadlow College is often considered as the ‘rural university’, thanks to its location in the heart of the Kent countryside

Got your results – not sure what to do? Don't despair, there are plenty of courses available on your doorstep.


Park rape suspect released

Mote Park, Maidstone

A man suspected of raping a woman at a beauty spot has been released pending further investigation.

A-level results day

Maplesden Noakes pupils celebrate

It's A-level results day! How did the schools across Maidstone, Malling, and the Weald do?


Broken down crane causes delays

A crane is causing problems on Detling Hill. Picture: Kent Police RPU

Drivers were warned of long queues on a busy route after a crane broke down.

Dead hares strung up along busy road

Heath Road. Picture: Google

Villagers got a nasty shock on their way to work after dead animals were strung up at the side of a busy road. Warning: graphic images.


Police arrest suspected drug dealers

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A man and a teenage boy have been arrested on suspicion of intending to deal heroin and crack cocaine in a Kent town.

Police 'mental health' sick days double

Police sick days for 'mental health' reasons have doubled in seven years

Officers in Kent missed nearly 9,000 work days as a result of psychological issues, according to the latest figures.


Student molested by home tutor

Gopalan Srinivasan was convicted of sexually assaulting a student

A vulnerable woman was sexually assaulted by a man she'd gone to for help with her exams.

Widow wins pay out after late husband's suicide

Peter Franklin, who died after falling from a bridge onto the M20

The widow of a mentally ill man who jumped from a motorway bridge after being turned away from A&E five times has won a pay out from two NHS trusts.

Motorcycles and mopeds go missing across town

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Police have issued a warning to motorbike owners after a spate of thefts.


Mass police response after robbery at estate

Police at Woolley Road

Police descended on a Kent estate on Sunday evening after a robbery earlier in the day.

Drink driving charge after £75k historic bridge damage

A driver went through temporary barriers set up after Teston Bridge was damaged by an alleged drink driver. Picture by Mike Mahoney

A man has been charged with drink driving after a car caused £75,000 of damage to a medieval bridge.

Battery haul discovered in van

Phone masts. Library image

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing from mobile phone masts after dozens of large batteries were recovered from a van on a motorway.

Cyclist flown to hospital with head injuries

The air ambulance was called

A pensioner was flown to hospital with serious injuries after falling from his bicycle.

Man charged after burglary

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A man has been charged with a slew of offences - including assaulting a police officer - after an alleged burglary in a Kent town.

Dad in compensation row dies

David Woolfries was battling for compensation when he passed away

A father who spent five years battling for compensation for his step-daughter has died before a court could deliver its verdict.

Care home nurse suspended for 'poor grasp of English'

The nurse has been suspended. Stock image

A care worker has been suspended for a year due to her poor grasp of English.


Historic bridge shut over fears it could fall

The damage to the bridge. Pic: @Medway_Boaters

An historic Kent bridge has been closed to all traffic after a vehicle struck the parapet, sparking fears a large section could fall down.


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