AN 11-YEAR-OLD girl has been killed in a crash involving three vehicles on a main road in Kent. The girl was a passenger in a black Ford Fiesta travelling on the A258 Deal-Dover road between the junctions with St Margaret’s. Three other people were taken to the Queen Mother Hospital, Margate. The crash happened at around 2.15pm on Saturday. It is believed the Fiesta was in collision with a red Ford Focus travelling in the opposite direction. A silver Honda Accord was also involved.
A MAN of 20 has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 71-year-old taxi driver in Gravesend. Luke Andrew Aujila, of no fixed abode, appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder of Gian Chand Bajar, right. Mr Bajar, a father of five, was found lying injured in the road in St Benedict’s Avenue, Gravesend, last Wednesday evening and died in hospital shortly afterwards. Aujila was remanded in custody until June 11 to appear before Maidstone Crown Court.
THE new Dickens World attraction proved so popular it had to turn people away just two days after opening. The £62 million centre at Chatham Maritime opened on Friday after a six-week delay. But on Sunday afternoon the rainy Bank Holiday weather helped create a queue which snaked around the building. Bosses closed the queue at 3.30pm so that those already waiting to get in would be able to do so before the last entry time of 5pm. The complex is themed around the life, books and times of Charles Dickens.
SCHOOLS across Kent should take an interest in the county’s newest natural attraction, to encourage a love of nature for children and future generations. That was the message from conservationist Dr David Bellamy when he officially opened Fowlmead Country Park near Deal. He said: “This is a fantastic place and has great capabilities. Get the children here and get local schools involved.” The park has been created on the former spoil tip of Betteshanger Colliery, where coal production ended in 1989.
POLICE are hunting three young men who burst into a house and threatened the occupants with a gun and a knife. The gang, who all had their faces covered with hoods, went into the house in Beaufoy Road, Dover, through an open front door. They demanded money from the three men inside – one in his 50s and two in their 70s. One of the gang was armed with a knife with an 8in blade and also a pistol. The men pushed the gang, who were all in their early 20s, back out of the front door and nothing was stolen.