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Body of soldier, 25, found trapped under boat, inquest hears

Body of soldier, 25, found trapped under boat, inquest hears

04 April 2024

An inquest opening into the death of a young soldier has revealed he was found in the mud of a riverbank with rope tied around his torso and legs.

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‘Impossible to know’ what caused van to veer in front of lorry in fatal crash

‘Impossible to know’ what caused van to veer in front of lorry in fatal crash

27 March 2024

A coroner has ruled it is impossible to know what happened in the moments leading up to a fatal crash in which a van collided with a lorry.

Crash which killed two friends was ‘unavoidable’ after driver lost control

Crash which killed two friends was ‘unavoidable’ after driver lost control

25 March 2024

A fatal crash on the A20 was “unavoidable” once the driver had lost control of their car, an inquest has heard.

Inquest opens into death of alleged murder victim

Inquest opens into death of alleged murder victim

22 March 2024

An inquest has opened into the death of an alleged murder victim who was stabbed twice with a kitchen knife.

Jury inquest to be held into construction site death of dad

Jury inquest to be held into construction site death of dad

06 March 2024

A jury inquest will be held into the death of a dad who reportedly fell into an open manhole while working on a new-build estate construction site.

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BMW driver died after jumping from moving car on M20

BMW driver died after jumping from moving car on M20

05 March 2024

A man died after he jumped from his moving car and into the path of a lorry on a busy motorway, an inquest has heard.

Neglect and trust failings at mental health hospital lead to patient’s death

Neglect and trust failings at mental health hospital lead to patient’s death

29 February 2024

A patient at a mental health hospital died in part due to neglect and gross failings by the trust.

Boy, 4, dies after head gets trapped in bed

Boy, 4, dies after head gets trapped in bed

29 February 2024

Parents of a four-year-old who died after getting trapped in his bed have paid tribute to their son.

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Mum grieves ‘kind’ son who took own life at mental health hospital

Mum grieves ‘kind’ son who took own life at mental health hospital

27 February 2024

A 37-year-old was able to take his own life at a secure facility after staff were not informed of his past medical records, an inquest has heard.

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Dad-of-six swept away by riptide as he cooled off after gym

Dad-of-six swept away by riptide as he cooled off after gym

19 February 2024

A "gentle and caring" dad-of-six died after he was swept out to sea by strong currents just three weeks after the birth of his youngest child.

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Jockey died after horse refused to jump fence and landed on him

Jockey died after horse refused to jump fence and landed on him

12 February 2024

A talented young jockey died after his horse refused to jump, bolted into a fence, threw him off and then landed on him.

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Couple expecting baby killed in crash at poorly marked crossroads

Couple expecting baby killed in crash at poorly marked crossroads

12 February 2024

Faded road markings and a twisted give way sign may have contributed to the tragic crash deaths of a young man and his pregnant girlfriend.

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Celebrity chef and Saturday Kitchen star took own life

Celebrity chef and Saturday Kitchen star took own life

10 February 2024

TV chef and respected restaurateur Russell Norman took his own life in the garden of his Kent home, an inquest has heard.

Troubled teenager took own life in ‘impulsive act’

Troubled teenager took own life in ‘impulsive act’

09 February 2024

An inquest has heard how a 15-year-old boy struggled with school in the months leading up to his death.

Couple killed in country lane crash named

Couple killed in country lane crash named

07 February 2024

An accountant and retired nurse who were killed while walking their dog after a BMW crashed into them have been named for the first time.

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Mystery as ‘devoted’ couple found dead in bed together

Mystery as ‘devoted’ couple found dead in bed together

22 January 2024

Police discovered a devoted couple dead in their home after they had not been seen or heard from for nine days.

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Man who died after falling onto Dartford Crossing carriageway named

Man who died after falling onto Dartford Crossing carriageway named

19 January 2024

An inquest has opened into the death of a man who died after falling onto the carriageway near the Dartford Crossing.

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Parents of baby who choked and died launch charity to save lives

Parents of baby who choked and died launch charity to save lives

11 January 2024

The parents of a baby who died after a choking incident at nursery are hoping to provide every school in the county with life-saving equipment.

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Police probe after human jawbone found on beach

Police probe after human jawbone found on beach

24 December 2023

An investigation was launched after a man found human remains on a Kent beach.

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Tragic William, 7, suffered fatal head injuries in ‘hit-and-run’

Tragic William, 7, suffered fatal head injuries in ‘hit-and-run’

22 December 2023

A seven-year-old boy died after suffering “catastrophic head injuries” during a suspected hit-and-run, while he was trying to fetch his football.

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