Tunbridge Wells news

Man's 'truly terrifying' sex attack on young girl

Sex attacker Mushiur Rahman

A predatory attacker who targeted a lone teenage girl has been locked up for more than five years.

Man 'doused himself with petrol in stand-off'

Police and fire crews at the scene, near The Elm Tree pub

A man has been taken to hospital after a stand-off with emergency services that saw five roads closed for several hours.

Man guilty of murder after row on WhatsApp

Paul Akinnuoye. Picture: Met Police.

A man who stabbed a friend to death after exchanging insults on WhatsApp has been found guilty of murder.


Motorbike destroyed in arson attack

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A motorcycle has been destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

Exploding battery fills child's bedroom with toxic smoke

The remains of the burnt charging battery.

A quick-thinking mum saved her son from toxic smoke after a remote control car battery exploded while it was charging.


Suspected drug dealer arrested

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A woman from London has been arrested in connection with the supply of heroin and crack cocaine.

Woman found dead in residential road

Police have charged three men.

A woman has died after emergency services were called out to a home.


Heroin and crack cocaine dealer jailed

Paul Egbujor

A drug dealer has been jailed after he was caught with £300 worth heroin and 30 wraps of crack cocaine.


Chocolate factory set to close after 40 years

The factory in Tunbridge Wells will cease production next month

A world-renowned chocolatier which provides sweet treats to the Queen is set to close its Kent factory after 40 years of production.


Emergency services called to residential street

Paramedics and fire crews are at the scene

Fire crews and paramedics were called to an "incident" in a Kent town.


Man charged with assaults and racial crime

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A 19-year-old has been accused of assaulting a member of the public and a police officer, and racially aggravated harassment after a pub incident.

Man charged after suspected purse thief

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A suspected purse thief has been charged over offences reported at restaurants.

Staff and guests evacuated from suspicious blaze

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Members of staff were forced to evacuate guests after a manager raised fears of what police say was a suspicious fire.

Crash blocked A21

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Part of a busy road was blocked following an accident between two vehicles.

Crash leaves car on its roof

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Emergency services were called after a car overturned outside a village pub.


Anger over fly-tipped rubbish

Fly-tipping at the junction of Church Road and Mile Oak Road, Paddock Wood. Picture: Catherine Freeman

Rubbish, which has been illegally dumped in a Kent village, could soon be removed.


Crash on Maidstone Road

The scene of the crash.

Both directions of the A228 at Colts Hill were closed foollowing an accident.


Tribute to man hit by train ruined

A mural to Emmett Gillah has been defaced

A mural created in memory of a young man who was killed two years ago has been defaced.

CCTV footage released after theft of power tools

Police have issued CCTV footage.

Police have issued CCTV footage as they look to identify two men in connection with the theft of power tools from parked vehicles.


Fraudulent car salesman ordered to pay £8,000

Maidstone Crown Court

A sales manager stole money on more than 60 occasions while working at a motor dealership.

Man charged with threatening staff in hotel robbery

The robbery happened at the Mercure Tunbridge Wells Hotel

A man has been charged with robbery after allegedly bursting into a hotel staff room and threatening a worker before fleeing with cash.

Road to close for four months

Drivers should expect delays

A pipe which has burst five times since 2002 is finally set to be fixed, but the works are likely to cause headaches for motorists.

Darts champ shows up at Kent pub

Rob Cross visited The Bedford to play a few legs.

Punters asked world darts champion for a quick match when he visited a Tunbridge Wells pub last week.

Towns to share police officers

Tunbridge Wells Police Station in Crescent Road

Kent Police is to transfer officers between police stations six miles apart in a bid to improve efficiency.


Car and bike crash blocks road

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A crash between a car and bike has partially blocked a road.

Electrical fault sparks Rusthall church fire

The damaged roof at St Paul's Church in Rusthall. Source: Rusthall Village Association.

Five fire engines were called to the scene of a blaze in a three-storey building that threatened to spread out of control.

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