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Podcast: 16-year-old appears in court charged with attempted murder

A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a teenage girl was found stabbed in Sittingbourne.

It happened near Highstead Road between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Police say the pair were known to each other.


Also in today’s podcast, we’ve been hearing from a Sittingbourne woman who caught Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated.

Jenni Horn, who works at our sister newspaper The Medway Messenger, tested positive after noticing some symptoms.


We’ve been told all lorry drivers should be considered as essential workers – not just those delivering food. We hear from Kent’s area manager for the Road Haulage Association.

Elsewhere, the Government is being urged to create safe and legal routes for asylum seekers.


And scientists in Kent say their new variety of strawberry will help extend the fruit growing season.