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Podcast: Children’s doctor arranged to meet teenage boy for sex in grounds of QEQM hospital in Margate in sting operation

A children’s doctor has admitted arranging to meet a teenage boy in the grounds of a Kent hospital.
Salman Siddiqi – who’s 44 and an intensive care paediatrician – was arrested at Margate’s QEQM on Sunday following a sting by an amateur detective.

Also in today’s podcast, a carer from Aylesford who stole more than £17,000 from elderly people, then spent it on hundreds of items on Amazon, has been jailed.
Hear from Paul Hooper who is our reporter at Maidstone Crown Court.
A Medway man who credits Prince Harry with saving his life through the military games he set up, has told the podcast he fears the prince is suffering from PTSD.
The Duke of Sussex’s book, Spare, is out today and details his time while serving in Afghanistan. Hear from Darren Young who competed at the Invictus Games.
We’ve also been speaking to a Kent driving instructor who is calling for examiners to work seven days a week to try and clear the current backlog.
Thousands of students are still waiting to take a test after delays built up during the pandemic.
Experts are being brought in to help victims of stalking and hate crime in Kent.
It’s part of a new four year deal which will see Victim Support given a million pounds a year. Kent’s police and crime commissioner as been explaining more.
And, the landlords of a popular Kent pub have announced their selling up after 26 years of pulling pints.
Ray and Sandra Cottingham say they plan to spend more time with their family after handing over the keys to The Black Lion in Appledore near Ashford.