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Head of news & sport: Peter Guise 

Christopher Godden

A Herne Bay man has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.

Christopher Godden, 28, who lives in the High Street admitted two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court yesterday (Friday, 3rd May 2019).

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Herne Bay has been a clean sweep for the Conservatives, gaining two seats to take all ten available in the local elections that took place yesterday (2nd May 2019).

They didn’t have complete success in the Canterbury district though, as leader of Canterbury City Council, Simon Cook, lost his seat by 238 votes. His Nailbourne seat has gone to Mike Sole of the Liberal Democrats who have seen several gains across the country. Mr Sole secured just under 50% of the total votes for the seat.

Detectives are investigating a report of a serious assault in Station Chine, Herne Bay.

Kent Police was called at 4.24pm on Friday 29 March 2019 to a report of a man with an injury consistent with a stab wound.

A man has died following a crash on the A2990 Old Thanet Way near Whitstable. 

The collision involved a white Ford Kuga and a black Suzuki motorcycle and occurred yesterday evening (Friday 1st March 2019). Police were called to the scene at 7.31pm. 

Police attended Barnes Way

Kent Police detectives are investigating following a suspected stabbing in Herne Bay.

Officers attended Barnes Way shortly after 2.48pm today (Friday 22 February 2019) where a man in his 20s was treated by ambulance staff at the scene for an injury consistent with a stab wound. He has been airlifted to a London hospital and is believed to be in a serious condition.

Police uncovered a cannabis factory in The Broadway, Herne Bay

A cannabis factory has been uncovered by police in Herne Bay.

It was discovered at a house in The Broadway by two officers on Saturday (9th February 2019), after they were alerted by a member of public to the smell emanating from the property.

Witnesses are being sought following an aggravated burglary in Herne Bay.

Kent Police received a report that on Tuesday 27 November 2018 a property in Brunswick Square was broken into and a teenage boy was assaulted.

Herne Bay’s Local community radio station Radio Cabin 94.6 FM has been shortlisted in the annual national Community Radio Awards.


The station has made the shortlist, which was whittled down from more than 360 entries from 77 stations from every corner of the UK.

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A man was freed from his car this morning (30th April 2018) after becoming trapped by a falling tree.

The incident occurred at around 7am in Canterbury Road, Herne – between Curtis Wood Park Road and Curtis Wood Road – when the man became trapped by a tree which fell in the strong winds and hit the car he was travelling in.

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A man from Maidstone has been arrested and charged in relation to a burglary which took place in Herne Bay.

Between 1st and 2nd April, a burglary took place at a house in Western Esplanade, Herne Bay. On Sunday (29th April 2018), Thomas Andrew Munday was arrested in Maidstone and later charged with entering the house with intent to steal.