The search continues for a boy who fell into the River Stour over the weekend
6 year old Lucas Dobson from Deal fell between the jetty and a boat on Saturday lunchtime whilst fishing with his father and friends. They immediately entered the water to find him but to no avail and emergency services were called. Hundreds of members of the public assisted the rescue services who also used sonar equipment but he could not be found. The search continued again on Sunday and an exclusion zone for boasts was imposed to keep the water still. The Search continues today.
(UPDATE 4.12pm, August 19 – Kent Search and Rescue say they will not be tasking volunteers with firther searching today. A statement says: “Thank you for all those who have been out searching the areas around Sandwich for Lucas today.
“We would like to state that due to deteriorating weather conditions we will not be tasking any further searches by members of the public today. We can confirm that the emergency services will be continuing searching until last light and we thank you for your understanding.”)
A man in his 50's died in a crash on the A256 on Friday night
A Ford Fiesta hit the Eastry roundabout close to midnight. The Fire Brigade had to cut him free but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are appealing for witnesses
TDC's deputy chief executive has been suspended.
Tim Willis who oversees housing, planning, communications and digital and finance procurement was stood down last Wednesday. The reason has not been confirmed by the council. He has been with TDC for 4 years and earns in excess of £100,000. Cllr Karen Constantine is calling for councillors to have an overview and South Thanet Labour policy officer Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt says the suspension is "utterly unacceptable". Others are calling for a complete change at the top.