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Podcast: Longfield Mayhem Paintball marshal convicted over shooting children during birthday party

A marshal at a paintball centre in Longfield has been convicted after shooting a group of nine-year-olds during a party.

19-year-old Zach Ramage, from from Hartley Bottom Road, also verbally abused the group of children while he was supposed to be looking after them.

Our reporter gives us the full details.

Also in today’s podcast, members of the LGBTQ+ community are calling on the media to help change the conversation – as hate crimes based on sexuality and gender identity are on the rise.

It follows new statistics that show there were 839 recorded cases in Kent last year – a five year high.

Hilary Cooke, CEO of the Medway Gender and Sexual Diversity Centre, has been chatting to one of our colleagues at KMTV.

The parents of a little boy from Faversham who was born without a digestive system say they’re struggling to find somewhere suitable to live when he’s finally allowed out of hospital.

Little Lenny is having to be fed through a tube into his chest which makes him vulnerable to germs.

Hear from his mum about how difficult life has started out for him.

Elsewhere, RNLI Lifeboat crews in Sheerness say they’re desperate for new volunteers.

The team say businesses leaving the Isle of Sheppey has led to few people being available to join their pager system.

Our reporter’s been down the station, and has been chatting with Paul Jarvis – who’s Coxswain and mechanic.

Thousands of reflective keyrings are being given out to children across Kent as part of a road safety campaign.

Our sister station , kmfm’s, teamed up with the county council for ‘Be Bright Be Seen’.

Safer road user officer at KCC, David Williams, explains the key messages behind the campaign.

And in football, it’s now seven games unbeaten in all competitions for Gillingham.

They’ve continued their turn around in form, following a 1-1 draw at home to Barrow in League Two.

But, the Gills manager Neil Harris wasn’t impressed by his side’s performance – hear what he had to say after the result.