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Appeal After Orpington Man Dies In M2 Crash

Appeal After Orpington Man Dies In M2 Crash

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision on the London-bound carriageway of the M2 between junctions six and five near Faversham late last night (Monday 14th August).

The collision happened at 11.05pm and involved a silver coloured BMW 530.

The driver of the vehicle, a 27-year-old man from the Orpington area, was declared dead at the scene and a road closure was in place following the collision which was lifted at around 7am this morning (Tuesday 15th August).

Man Charged With Sittingbourne Assault

Man Charged With Sittingbourne Assault

An 18-year-old man is to appear in court following an assault in Sittingbourne.

The charge relates to an incident on Saturday 4th February on Sittingbourne High Street in which a 20-year-old man was reported to have been assaulted after leaving a nightclub.

Troy Reeve, of Whiting Crescent in Faversham was charged on Thursday 23rd March with one count of causing grievous bodily harm and one count of possession of an offensive weapon (a lock knife) in a public place.

He has been released on bail to appear at Maidstone Magistrates' Court on Friday 19th May.

Man Hospitalised After Living Room Blaze

Man Hospitalised After Living Room Blaze

Firefighters responded to a 999 call in Shortlands Road at 11.24pm last night (Thursday 10th February).

Two fire engines were sent to the house and arrived within minutes of receiving the emergency call. A breathing apparatus team extinguished the fire in the lounge of the property, with a hose reel. A thermal imaging camera was used to check for fire spread and flooring was cut away with small tools.

Crews then used a special fan to clear smoke from the house.

A man was taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.

Man Jailed For Seven Years For Fatal Teynham Collision

Man Jailed For Seven Years For Fatal Teynham Collision

A dangerous and unlicensed driver, who caused the deaths of two men in a New Year's Day collision on Friday 1st January this year (2016), has been jailed for seven years.

One other passenger in Ashley Howard's car suffered serious injuries when it crashed into the Jubilee Pump monument and overturned in a garden off London Road, Teynham, in the early hours of the first day of 2016.

Howard, 23, of Quarry View on the Isle of Wight, spent more than two months in hospital himself following the collision.

Sittingbourne Rape Incident - Man Charged

Sittingbourne Rape Incident - Man Charged

Kent Police officers, investigating a rape in Sittingbourne last weekend, have charged a 32-year-old local man.

George Orwa, of Agate Court on The Meads, was charged with rape on Saturday (20th August) and appeared before Medway Magistrates Court earlier today (Monday 22nd August).

His charge follows an incident where a woman reported being raped near a church on Sittingbourne High Street between 1.28am and 1.58am on Sunday 14th August.

Orwa was remanded in custody to appear before Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 19th September.

Man Bailed After Sheerness Stabbing

Man Bailed After Sheerness Stabbing

A man, arrested in connection with an alleged stabbing in Sheerness High Street, has been released on bail while police enquiries continue.

Kent Police were called at 3.32am yesterday (Thursday 18th August) morning to a report of an assault between Maple Street and Halfway Road on the Isle Of Sheppey.

Officers attended along with ambulance staff and a man in his 20's was taken to King's College Hospital in South East London, where he remains in a serious but stable condition, having suffered an injury consistent with a stab wound.

Man Charged After Fatal Collision In Teynham

Man Charged After Fatal Collision In Teynham

A man has been charged in connection with a fatal collision in Teynham on Saturday 13th February 2016.

Kent Police officers were called at 10.15am on that day following an incident involving a cyclist and a heavy goods vehicle on the A2 London Road.

The cyclist - 73-year-old local woman Barbara Phipps, from Lynsted - died following the collision.

A 58-year old man, William Magee of Readers Court in Chelmsford, Essex, has now been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop by Kent Police.

Missing Sittingbourne Man Located After Six Years

Missing Sittingbourne Man Located After Six Years

A man who was reported missing from his family home in Rock Road in May 2010 has been found.

Matthew Green, a roofer by trade at the time, was 26 years-old when he was reported missing six years ago.

Kent Police issued a statement today saying that "European authorities have confirmed that he has been located in Europe. Matthew's family have been informed and we have closed our missing person inquiry as of today (16th May)".

Man Sentenced After Admitting Manslaughter

Man Sentenced After Admitting Manslaughter

A man has been detained in hospital indefinitely after admitting the manslaughter of his own grandmother while visiting her in Sittingbourne.

Stuart Lay, aged 44, of Homewood Avenue, had been charged with the murder of 85-year-old Jean Robertson, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter when he appeared at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday (Monday 25th April). His plea was accepted and he was sentenced the same day. He has been detained indefinitely under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act. This means he will now be kept in a secure hospital.

Sheppey Man Charged Following Laser Pen Incidents

Sheppey Man Charged Following Laser Pen Incidents

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.

 

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