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Podcast: Sheppey mum criticises the justice system after the man who attacked her son walked free

A Sheppey mum has criticised the justice system after the man who attacked her son walked free from court.

Bradley Holding was 16 when he was punched while cycling along Sheerness High Street in December 2019.

The offender’s been given a suspended sentence because it took so long for the case to come to court.

Also in today’s podcast, a Sittingbourne woman has spoken about how her family’s been torn apart by the conflict in Ukraine.

Marina Hughes’ sister has managed to get to America, her brother is trying to reach Denmark while her mother and grandmother are stuck in Kyiv.

There’s a warning today the coronavirus pandemic is not over, as infection rates start to rise in parts of Kent.

Across the county more than 7,700 cases were recorded in the week to last Friday.

New owners have been found for the County Square shopping centre in Ashford.

It’s positive news for the site after the closures of Debenhams and River Island and confirmation Next and H&M with also shut their stores.

And, a Kent business that makes sensory clothing for autistic children has teamed up with Katie Price’s son Harvey.

Born Anxious is launching a new clothing range – designed by the 19 year-old – at a charity fashion show in London this weekend.