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Podcast: Maidstone gym owners calls for knife amnesty to tackle crime in town centre

The owner of a Maidstone gym says he’s disappointed police have turned down his request to hold a knife amnesty, for a second time.
Jay Atkins is worried about crime in the town centre and thinks a secure bin could be placed in his premises to collect weapons.

He’s been speaking to the podcast about his idea.
Also in today’s episode, we have details on the local election results after votes took place in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.
Nationally, the Prime Minister has admitted the Conservative party have faced challenges in the first vote since Partygate.
A Kent actor who recently saw his childhood abuser jailed, says he’s turning the experience into something positive and has written a courtroom drama.
Hear from Stuart Antony from Gravesend who was targeted by a family friend over five years from the age of 10.
Kent’s Rose Ayling-Ellis is going to be the first celebrity to sign a Cbeebies Bedtime story this weekend.
And in sport, the Gillingham manager will have watch the first game of next season from the stands.
Neil Harris has been given a touchline ban after being shown a red card in their penultimate game against Portsmouth.