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Canterbury city centre tops crime figures for our district

The police were kept busy in Canterbury city centre Comments (0) THE centre of Canterbury is the area’s crime capital, according to Home Office statistics. The latest figures, which relate to December last year, chart the number of crimes reported in each local-authority ward. And Canterbury’s Westgate ward, which includes much of the city-centre area such as High Street and Burgate with …

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Coroner rules hospital staff not to blame for dad’s death

A grieving daughter who has battled for seven years to prove hospital workers neglected her dying father has been dealt a blow, after a coroner ruled they were not at fault. Retired green grocer Maurice Howes, of Studd Hill, Herne Bay, died of a ruptured spleen at Kent and Canterbury Hospital on February 26, 2007, aged 70, a week after …

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Arrest in raid on car wash

Immigration officers raided a town centre car wash and held a man on suspicion of entering the country illegally. They swooped in with two vans and rounded up the workers at the Herne Bay hand car wash on the corner of Pier Avenue and Avenue Road. Witnesses said the workers were forced to down tools while two Home Office vans …

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Immigration officers raid car wash

Immigration officers swooped on a town centre car wash and detained a man on suspicion of entering the country illegally. The raid took place at 9am on Monday as two vans were seen turning and blocking the entrance into the Herne Bay Hand Car Wash on the corner of Avenue Road and Pier Avenue. Workers were told to down tools …

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