The decision has been made to close the acute stroke unit at the QEQM hospital in Margate.The unit will be closed in favour of a new hyper-acute unit at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford which is due to open in the spring of 2021. Local campaigners have been fighting the proposals, stating that lives will be put at risk because of the journey times to Ashford which will take more than one hour from Thanet.
Three people were arrested at Westgate railway station on suspicion of robbery on Wednesday afternoon. British Transport Police received a report at around 5.30pm that a man in his 40’s had been robbed of his mobile phone. Three people were arrested; a 32-year-old man from Whitstable, a 37-year-old man from Sheerness, and a 28-year-old woman from Broadstairs, all remain in custody.
A computer-generated image of a man has been released by Police officers investigating a reported assault and blackmail in Margate. The incident occurred at around 5.00pm on January 28 when two men knocked on the door of a property in Vincent Farm Mews in Margate, and assaulted a man in his 30s, who suffered facial injuries. Money was then demanded and further threats of violence were made. The two men left empty-handed and did not return.
A Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle was among 170 firearms handed in during the recent Kentpolice firearms amnesty. The initiative, which ran from Monday 21 January until Wednesday 6 February, saw a total of 172 firearms and 3,857 rounds of ammunition handed in to the police.