Published: 20:08, 20 August 2020
| Updated: 21:07, 20 August 2020
An old police station has been brightened up by a new mural in a nod to the town's most famous rock star resident.
Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger has been emblazoned across the hoardings at the former Dartford Magistrates' Court in Highfield Road.
The work was painted by street artist Alesssandra Tortone, and commissioned by the developers Rehoboth Property who are behind the building's transformation into a new co-working space for entrepreneurs, freelancers and small businesses .
Next year will mark 60 years since the fateful meeting between a young Mick Jagger, then 18, and Stone's guitarist Keith Richards at platform two of the town's railway station. The Dartford duo would go on to form one of the world's most iconic songwriting partnerships.
Meanwhile, the next phase of the town's old magistrates' court and police station redevelopment, on the corner of West Hill, is now underway.
Planning permission was granted by Dartford council earlier this year to revitalise the site and bring it back into community use.
Offices will be created from former cells but architectural features of historical significance such as the main cell door will be retained.
The project, dubbed "The Hill Hub", will also see the creation of new co-working spaces, meeting rooms and a cafe.
It is hoped its revitalisation will pave the way for further business mentoring, workshops and investment opportunities.
A second and third mural paying tribute to NHS healthcare workers and a depiction of civil rights leader Martin Luther King have also been included on the hoardings.
It includes an adaptation of his iconic "I have a dream" message which reads: "I have a dream, the Hill Hub will make it a reality."
The project is expected to be completed by October and the developers behind it say its transformation will turn "trauma into triumph".