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  1. Our live coverage has now ended
  2. Updates on Tuesday 6 January 2017

Live Reporting

By Claire Cottingham and Bob Dale

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it from us for another night, we'll be back tomorrow from 06:00 GMT with all of the news, sport, travel and weather for the county.

    Thanks for joining us!

  2. Crystal-encrusted camera stolen

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    A jewelled camera is among expensive electronic equipment stolen in a burglary at Willesborough.

    The Samsung NX11 camera is studded with Swarovski crystals.

    Also taken were a 50-inch smart TV, a Fuji Finepix camera and box of foreign coins.

    It happened between 20:00 GMT on 3 February and 07:00 GMT on 6 February.

  3. Attempted mugging of pensioner

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police in Folkestone are hunting a man who tried to rob a 77-year-old woman.

    It happened on Monday 23 January in Canterbury Road, when the man grabbed a glasses case from the woman's bag.

    He dropped the case and ran off towards Dover Road.

    A CCTV image of the suspect has been released.

    Suspect in Folkestone mugging
  4. Get some layers on

    Georgina Burnett

    BBC Weather

    It's going to be a chilly one. Here's my latest forecast.

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    Video caption: Weather
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M20 Kent eastbound

    BBC Travel

    M20 Kent eastbound severe disruption, between J7 for A249 Maidstone and J8 for A20 Leeds Castle.

    M20 Kent - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M20 coastbound between J7, A249 (Maidstone) and J8, A20 (Leeds Castle), because of a broken down vehicle.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  6. Teenager vanishes in Ashford

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    Police say they're growing increasingly concerned about a missing teenager from Ashford. 

    Moses Watson

    Nineteen-year-old Moses Watson is believed to have caught a bus to Hawkinge from the Park Farm area of Ashford, around 13:15 GMT on Tuesday 6 February.

    Moses walks with a limp and holds his left arm slightly up.

    Detectives are particularly keen to hear from any bus drivers or passengers who may have seen him.

  7. Thieves steal model train track

    Thieves have stolen 60m (200ft) of railway track from a model engineering society in Sturry.

    The whole of the 220m (720ft) track had been dismantled, and the rest of it stacked up, leading police to think the gang planned to return for it.

    It happened at the society's base in Fordwich Road, between 13:00 GMT on 2 February and 09:30 GMT on 5 February.

    Police say a vehicle would have been needed to transport the stolen track.

    Quote Message: By dismantling the whole track the thieves have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage. By comparison the metal they stole is worth a few pounds. It was a senseless theft which will have a big impact, not only on the members of the society who will have to replace it, but also on the many members of the public who used to enjoy train rides at the site.' from Sergeant Lee Thompson Canterbury Community Safety Unit
    Sergeant Lee ThompsonCanterbury Community Safety Unit
  8. This afternoon's top local headlines

    A pile of newspapers

    Kent Online: Dreamland in Margate reveals Arrowgrass Capital Partners to put up £15 million to go towards park's regeneration

    Kent News: Police search home for acid following threats made to throw it at a woman and discover more than 70 weapons

    Kent and Sussex Courier: These are the Ofsted ratings for every single nursery in Tunbridge Wells

  9. Woollies at the ready

    Kate Kinsella

    BBC Look East weather

    Temperatures are set to plunge at the end of the week.

    Here's my forecast.

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    Video caption: lunchtime weather with Kate Kinsella
  10. Lampshades & university - Yarnold's year

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Video content

    Video caption: Lizzie Yarnold's had a change of pace - making lamp-shades

    BBC Sport marks a year to go until the 2018 Winter Olympics by finding out what West Kingsdown's skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold did during her year out.

  11. Are seagulls a menace or part of seaside life?

    Claire Cottingham

    BBC Live reporter

    Parliament will debate new measures to control seagull populations later today.  

    Tell us what you think - you can get in touch on Twitter, on Facebook or by sending us an email.


    Lucy has been in touch and says we are lucky to have a healthy population. 

  12. Naked gardener was not 'flaunting his nakedness'

    Simon Jones

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    Robert Jenner

    A man from Kent who carried out DIY and gardening while naked was not 'flaunting his nakedness', according to his defence.

    Robert Jenner from Eccles near Maidstone is facing 11 public-order charges at Maidstone Magistrates' Court, accused of causing alarm and distress to people who saw him.

    Alex Davey, defending, said: "It is not illegal per se to be naked in public. Naturism is perfectly lawful and is considered a freedom of expression."

    She added that just because some people might feel surprised or uncomfortable, that did not make Mr Jenner's behaviour disorderly, and didn't make it a crime.

    The prosecution said this was repeated behaviour over a period of time, and witnesses were harassed, alarmed or distressed.

    The case continues.

  13. Today's top local headlines

    A pile of newspapers

    Kent Online: Man sent from Folkestone to work in Maidstone via the English Channel and France

    Kent News: Thieves steal part of 720ft model railway track from engineering society in Sturry

    Kent Live: Plans to tackle 'aggressive' seaside seagulls include water pistols and birds of prey

  14. Do you recognise this man?

    CCTV of a man police would like to question

    Officers would like to speak to him in connection with an alleged theft in Folkestone.

    The incident is reported to have happened on 23 January 2017 at about 13:00 GMT when a 77-year-old woman was walking along Canterbury Road in Folkestone.

    She reported that a man approached her from behind and took a glasses case from her bag which he then discarded. He then reportedly ran off towards Dover Road.

    Investigating officer Police Sergeant Chris Poulter said: "Thankfully the victim was not hurt in this incident but was understandably left very shaken. We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident."

    Anyone with information, or who recognises the man in the image, is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/003004/17.