Podcast: Locked-out OAP charged £1600 by ‘rouge trader’ to get back inside own home

A pensioner left locked out of her home in the dark believes she was ripped off by a “rogue trader” who charged a staggering £1,600 to get her into the property.

The Ashford woman paid the eye-watering bill after being told the job had been carried out at the “going rate”.

Also in today’s podcast, a Strood family of three made homeless after a blaze destroyed their home of 14 years say they have “lost everything”.

They are now living in temporary accommodation after their garden shed caught alight and spread to the house.

A court has heard how a father-of-three attacked a drunken man who smashed his car windscreen while he was sat in traffic with his family.

The 30-year-old lost his rag after shards of glass showered his partner and children when they were stuck in a queue in Sittingbourne. 

As the government’s struggle to get the Rwanda Bill though continues, the KentOnline Podcast has heard from a  Margate artist about a new exhibition including work done  by young refugees.

Called ‘Leave to Remain’, it’s a collaboration with the Kent Refugee Action Network. 

And in cricket, it’s a big test for Kent tomorrow as they host last years winners Surry in the County Championship. 

You can hear from head coach Matt Walker about their tactics after coming away with a draw against Essex.