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Podcast: Police watchdog not investigating ’murder-suicide’ at GothInk tattoo studio in Canterbury

The police watchdog has said it will not be investigating the contact Kent Police had with a couple before they died in a suspected ‘murder-suicide’.

Catalin Micu and his wife Ramona Stoia were discovered at GothInk in Canterbury last week.

It emerged 54-year-old Micu was on bail and facing allegations of raping his wife.

Hear what the IOPC has said in a statement and from our reporter who’s been reading tributes left outside the studio.

Also in today’s podcast, a trainee Kent police officer who drove drunk after a barbecue, and another who lied to police about it, have been found guilty of gross misconduct.

The government’s plan to send some asylum seekers who arrive in Kent via small boats crossing the Channel to Rwanda is still causing controversy.

Former PM Theresa May is the latest to speak out.

The fall out from Partygate continues – hear from a Kent MP who has accused Boris Johnson of delivering a “pantomime performance” while meeting with backbenchers last night.

Hundreds of The Wanted fans have lined the streets in south-east London to pay their respects to Tom Parker ahead of his funeral.

The 33-year-old, who was patron of a Kent charity, died last month after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

The group in charge of planning for emergencies in Kent have told the podcast they are continuing to put pressure on government to come up with a solution to Operation Brock.

The system of parking lorries on the M20 when they can’t cross the Channel has been in place for 20 days now. Our business editor Chris Britcher has been speaking to the tactical lead of the Kent Resilience Forum.

And find out why a Canterbury taxi driver isn’t happy about calls for their vehicles to be electric.