Podcast: Maidstone grandmother left in tears after being arrested at her home on suspicion of theft

Kent Police have defended their actions after four officers turned up to arrest a frail woman at her home in Maidstone.

72-year-old Mary Lou Nicholls, who needs a walking stick to get around, was detained as part of an investigation into an alleged theft.

Hear from her husband and the response from from force.

Also in today’s podcast, emergency crews have been called to part of Chatham after a suspected power surge.

Seven fire engines were sent to Churchill Avenue, Wayfield Road, Montgomery Avenue, and Cunningham Crescent – we’ve been speaking to one man whose home was affected. Hundreds of properties are still without power.

Families are being urged to stay safe at the Kent coast this summer, as figures show more than a third of people helped by lifeguards last year were children.

The RNLI say more than 7,000 youngsters, aged between seven and 14, were aided by beach crews across the country.

Six water companies, including one that covers part of Kent, have been accused of overcharging customers and underreporting pollution incidents.

Thames Water is in charge of supplies around Dartford and among those facing legal action.

It’s the final few days of the Tonnes of Tins campaign by our sister radio station kmfm, to help foodbanks across Kent cope with rising demand.

Hundreds of people have made donations over the last five weeks.

And in sport, Gillingham are  through to the next round of the Carabao Cup after beating Championship side Southampton.

The visitors to Priestfield were only relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season but suffered a 3-1 defeat. We’ve got reaction from Gillingham manager Neil Harris.