Podcast: Gun found in Milton Creek near Sittingbourne by teenager during mudlarking trip

A teenager has found a gun while mudlarking near Sittingbourne.

Adam Gates regularly searches for finds in Milton Creek but had to call in the emergency services when he made his most recent discovery.

Also in today’s podcast, tributes have been paid to a 15-year-old boy who died when his e-scooter collided with a BMW in Coxheath.

The teenager’s been named as Kieran Byrne who went to Cornwalls Academy and died on Saturday night in what’s been called an “avoidable tragedy”. Hear from MP Craig Mackinlay.

MPs have heard the Home Office is paying for thousands of empty hotel beds reserved for asylum seekers, to avoid overcrowding at processing centres like Manston in Thanet.

Officials told the Public Accounts Committee the department keeps a “buffer” of about 5,000 beds across the UK in case of a sudden influx of Channel crossings.

Volunteers at a Kent food bank have been given body-worn cameras because of the abuse they’re suffering.

Gillingham Street Angels feeds 18,000 people a month. Boss Neil Charlick has told the podcast why they have had to take action to protect staff.

It’s feared rubbish will continue to pile up in part of Kent after refuse workers rejected the latest pay offer.

Members of the GMB union who collect waste in and around Canterbury are staging indefinite industrial action. Hear from one of the workers who has been on the picket line.

The Red Arrows are going to be performing a 30 minute acrobatic display off the Kent coast next month.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will feature wartime planes including a Hurricane and Spitfire.