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Podcast: McDonald’s staff barricade themselves inside Chatham branch after young people cause trouble

Hear the moment McDonald’s staff were forced to barricade themselves inside a Chatham branch after young people caused trouble.

One customer reported seeing workers being spat at, sauces being thrown around and wet floor signs being picked up and smashed on the ground.

Also in today’s podcast, Maidstone’s Alessia Russo is celebrating England’s win in the final of the women’s Euros.

She came on as a substitute during the match against Germany yesterday.

Hear from her former dinner lady, a young girl she’s coached and we’ve been speaking to the Kent FA about the legacy of the tournament.

A Dartford woman’s hit out at vandals who’ve scrawled nasty messages on signs put up by Samaritans.

The notices near Joyce Green Lane urge people to get help if they’re struggling with their mental health.

The KentOnline Podcast has been told action needs to be taken on a busy road in Sittingbourne – to keep school children safe.

Hear from Swale councillor James Hall who’s calling for a zebra crossing on Tonge Road in Murston.

A dad from Northfleet says a tree he’d planted in memory of his teenage son has been destroyed by “mindless vandals”.

Jay Paternoster put the silver birch outside his home as a tribute to 18-year-old John Jackson, who took his own life in 2006.

In sport, it wasn’t the start to the season Gillingham fans had been hoping for.

They lost 2-nil at AFC Wimbledon at the weekend – we’ve got reaction from manager Neil Harris.

Kent’s athletes have already picked up several medals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and find out which cricketers have signed new contracts at Kent.