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Thug jailed after repeatedly stamping on victim's head

George Forbes has been jailed after the violent assault. Picture: Kent Police

A man who repeatedly stamped on another man's head in a row at a takeaway has been put behind bars.

Appeal for witnesses after vehicle theft

The Land Rover was left in a car park close to Hildenborough train station, in Tonbridge.

Police are appealing to the public for help following the theft of a distinctive Land Rover.

Taxes on the self-employed 'wrong'

Tonbridge and Malling MP Tom Tugendhat

A Kent MP has urged the government to rethink a proposal announced in the budget to raise National Insurance contributions.

Post office closes doors for final time

Tonbridge Post Office in Angel Walk is to close. Picture: Geograph.org

A Kent Post Office is set to close its doors for the last time today.

Road blocked after crash

Stock picture.

Police were called to the scene of a crash that blocked a busy road in a Kent town this afternoon.

Two arrested as teen fights for life after crash

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

Two teenagers are in hospital - one in a life-threatening condition - and two arrests have been made after a serious crash near a Kent town.

Mystery of missing Charles

Charles Young

Police are hunting for a man who vanished from his home - leaving his car behind.


Bird of prey spotted on car

The bird in question. Picture: @TrevorB58.

A large bird of prey has been seen sitting on a car – can you identify it?


Man's skull fractured in unprovoked gang attack

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Police want people who filmed an unprovoked gang attack - which left the victim with a fractured skull - to come forward.


Dad's campaign to raise awareness of brain tumours

A dad is campaigning for better awareness of the signs of brain tumours after his son was diagnosed with one at just three months old.

Arrest after arson attacks

Police arrested two men

A 46-year-old man has been arrested after a spate of arson attacks which caused damage to a number of properties.

Jail for thug who attacked police officer with knife

Sean Medhurst. Picture: Kent Police

A violent thug has been locked up for savagely attacking a police officer with a knife.


Video: Children ride bikes on ice

The children rode their bikes on the frozen lake

Dramatic footage has emerged which shows a man filming children apparently risking their lives riding bikes on ice.


Chimney blaze at home

Firefighters responded to the call. Stock image

Firefighters called after fire in wood burning stove gets out of hand.

Children play on thin ice

Children were seen playing on the ice. Pic by Jane Marsh

Children have been warned about the dangers of falling through ice on lakes.


Police dog helps track down 'fleeing' driver

Police have been praised for keeping people safe and cutting crime

A man was tracked by a police dog after allegedly fleeing from the scene of a three-car crash shortly after midnight.

Finance manager stole £170k

Councillors voted themselves at 15% allowance increase. Stock picture

A finance manager stole £170k and will stand trial accused of taking another £35k from the loyalty scheme she worked for.

Police release CCTV after suspected arsons

Picture: Kent Police.

Officers have released CCTV images after a number of suspected arson attacks.

Southern strikes are 'assault on public'

A Southern Rail train. Stock picture.

A Kent MP has accused union bosses of an "assault on the public" over the ongoing strike by Southern rail employees.


Another Post Office bites the dust

Tonbridge Post Office in Angel Walk is to close. Picture: Geograph.org

An MP has expressed regret that a Post Office branch is his constituency is to close.


Motivational speaker 'ripped off' taxpayers

Keith Liddiard fraudulently claimed £45,000 in VAT

A man who posted videos on You Tube boasting “leadership and essential skills for businessmen” had fraudulently claimed £45,000 in VAT.


Three sheds alight in blaze

Stock pic

Three sheds were involved in a blaze on a residential street.

High street reopens after accident

The crash blocked the High Street. Picture: Google Streetview

A busy high street has now reopened after an accident involving two vehicles.

Train targeted by graffiti artist

A pig was painted onto the side of one of the carriages. Picture: @TheBigAngryOwl

A Southeastern train pulled into one Kent station looking a little more colourful than usual after being given an unofficial makeover.


Homeless man admits slashing police officer

Medhurst admitted slashing the officer. Library image.

A homeless man has admitted attacking a police officer with a knife, leaving him with a wound to his arm.

School named among best state secondaries in UK

Tatler has named a Kent secondary among the best in the UK

A Kent school has been named among the best state secondary schools in the UK by a national magazine.

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