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Armed police swoop as man pulls gun near primary school

Armed police surrounded a taxi. Stock picture.

Police scrambled armed officers when a man was seen to pull out a weapon just yards from a school.


Manhunt after cash box stolen in raid outside bank

A security van outside Lloyds bank in Whitstable. Picture: Tony Flashman

Police are hunting a man dressed as a builder who grabbed a cash box from a security guard outside a town centre bank.


Glimmer of hope after shock closure of town's biggest car park

The Gorrell Tank car park which has been closed during one of the busiest times of the year

Whitstable Gazette and George Wilson have joined forces with council for park and ride scheme to solve Gorrell Tank crisis

Sporty beauty in running for Miss England title

Sports-mad Milly Tritton from Whitstable

A sports-mad aspiring model could become the next Miss England after scooping a beauty queen contest.


Cat Tibbs comes home... three years after disappearing

Tibbs is settling back into his home... three years after he disappeared

A cat feared lost forever has been reunited with his family... three years after he went missing.


Thieves offer OAP a £15 gutter clean... and steal £3,000

E-fit image of a thief who stole £3,000 from a Whitstable pensioner

Two men cleaned the gutters of an 84-year-old woman - before swiping £3,000 from her bedroom.


Ex-Sheriff bailed after vile child images found on PC

Martin Fisher was convicted in 2011

A former public official faces jail after admitting possessing illegal images of children.

Popular Whitstable vet found dead

Roger Baker at his Whitstable practice.

Roger Baker who opened his practice in the town in 1973 was found on Saturday.


Bring in protective bags to stop ravenous seagulls

Folkestone seagull. One was trapped in Asda.

Campaigner Charlotte Cornell wants action to stop seagulls attacking waste sacks on bin days


Grief after man found dead following row with girlfriend

Rikki Themistocleous, who died near a children's playground

Tributes have been paid to a man found dead in a park after a row with his girlfriend, an inquest heard.


Catman reveals urban masterpiece

Another of Catman's sketches, in Oxford Street

The famous portrait hanging in a Paris gallery was created on a wall next to a Whitstable antiques shop.

Three arrested in morning drug raid

Police van in Island Wall

A 21-year-old man and two women aged 18 and 36 were arrested after police carried out a search of an address in Island Wall.

Sea Rover! Onlookers stunned after 4x4 plunges into the water

Onlookers stare in disbelief after this car was left stranded in the sea

Sunseekers couldn't believe their eyes after a man had to escape his sinking Land Rover when it plunged into the water.


Man arrested after alleged hospital outburst

Stock picture.

The 24-year-old is accused of urinating on the floor, trying to climb into someone else's trolley and racially abusing a nurse.

Two hurt in knife attack

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The police helicopter was called in to search for a suspect after two men suffered knife injuries.

Body found in burning shed

Smoke billows into the sky from a burning shed in Yorkletts where a man was discovered dead. Picture: Sonja Weed

An investigation is under way after a man was discovered dead in a blazing garden shed by firefighters.


Warning after pupils come to school 'frightened'

A child playing a computer game

Schools have warned parents youngsters are turning up frightened after playing sexually explicit or violent computer games.

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