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Podcast: Pair who spat in woman’s face and bottled shopkeeper in Margate avoid jail

A man who spat in a woman’s face and another who smashed a bottle over a shopkeeper’s head in Margate have avoided being sent to prison.
Canterbury Crown Court reporter Sean Axtell joins Nicola Everett on the podcast to chat through the case, why it took so long to get to court and why the judge decided not to lock the pair up.

Also in today’s episode, hear from the Kent MP who says Iran is holding a mother ‘hostage’ after Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for another year.
Even more of you are now able to get the Covid vaccine in Kent as the age is lowered to include those who are 42 and older.
Football clubs and organisations are planning a social media blackout this weekend in protest at hate messages and trolling – but will it work? Hear from social media expert Zoe Cairns from Rochester.
The name of a new tower block in Ashford has finally been revealed.
And in sport, Dover Athletic will be going part-time next season.