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Podcast: Margate man who punched woman 30 times in the face is jailed

A man who punched a woman 30 times and held a broken bottle to hear throat has been jailed.

Jason Wood, 30, carried out the sustained attack on a street in Margate after a party in December in 2020.

Also on today’s podcast, there’s more fall out from yesterday’s publication of the Gray report into alleged lockdown-breaking parties at Downing Street.

Hear from a Labour councillor from Medway and a Conservative councillor from Sevenoaks who’ve been reacting to it on the Lowdown.

An elephant expert has criticised plans to rehome a herd from Kent to Africa, claiming it would be “sending them to their deaths”.

13 elephants at Howletts wild animal park near Canterbury are being prepared to be released into the wild in Kenya.

We have details of a report into conditions at a prison and young offender institution in Medway.

Community reporter Laoise Gallagher has been speaking to a man from Maidstone who is now unable to return to his home country after coming out as gay.

Alex Gede is originally from Nigeria where being gay is still illegal and has told his story at the start of LGBT History month.

And, hear from the new Gillingham manager ahead of his first game in charge of the club.

Neil Harris will lead them against Crewe Alexandra at Priestfield tonight.