Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) have confirmed that they received several calls overnight about flooding in areas including: Eastchurch, Herne Bay, Margate and Cliftonville. The majority of calls received by KFRS's emergency control room staff did not need immediate assistance. However, crews were called at 3.48am to Crown Road in Sittingbourne and used a grindex pump to move water away from some properties. They also attended an incident following a call at 6.35am.
Local officers, investigating allegations of a laser light being shone at commercial aircraft flying over the Isle of Sheppey, have charged a man.
Adrian John Carpenter, aged 45, of Halfway Road in Minster-on-Sea, was charged with four counts of endangering an aircraft. The charges are in connection with incidents reported to have happened earlier this year on Saturday 30th January.
Mr Carpenter was bailed to attend Maidstone Magistrates' Court on Friday 20th May.