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Author: Robert Linton

University to re-assess buildings after Grenfell Tower fire

The University of Kent has confirmed it will be reviewing building and student accommodation in the light of the Grenfell Tower fire. Universities across the county are re-assessing their buildings, with sites such as Newcastle University and Bournemouth having found that some of their buildings are fitted with the same flammable cladding as Grenfell Tower In a statement the University of Kent has said: “We can confirm that all buildings, including student accommodation, which are already the subject of rigorous fire risk assessment, are being re-assessed in the light of the recent tragedy in London. Indications so far are...

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Police search for evidence after alleged rape near Canterbury campus

Kent Police are currently investigating a report that that a woman had been raped near the Canterbury campus. Police presence was spotted this morning and a section of land has been cordoned off at the junction of Whitstable Road and University Road. Kent Police were called at 3.41am on Friday 2 June 2017 to a report that a woman had been raped in University Road, Canterbury. Officers are currently at the scene and enquiries are ongoing. The investigation into the incident is being carried out by detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate. The area sectioned off...

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