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  2. Updates on Tuesday 24 October

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  1. That's it for now

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    We'll be back at 06:00 BST with more news, sport, weather and travel for Sussex, Kent and Surrey.

    Is there anything you'd like to tell us about?

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  2. Sussex stalking victim says she still has nightmares over ordeal

    Yasmine Djadoudi

    BBC Live reporter

    A woman from Sussex who was stalked by a complete stranger says she lived in fear for ten years.

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    Video caption: Stalking victim rejoices after stalker gets four years in jail
  3. Cat shot eight times with an airgun

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The owners of a pet cat left for dead after being shot at least eight times have offered a reward for any information that helps catch whoever did it.

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    Video caption: Cat shot eight times with an airgun
  4. Did you witness Herne Bay collision?

    Police are looking for witnesses to a car crash in Herne Bay in which a teenage girl suffered head injuries.

    It happened in Fleetwood Avenue just before 18:40 BST on Saturday.

    The girl was hit by a grey VW Passat.

    Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

  5. RSPCA 'struggling to cope' with rise of abandoned reptiles in South East

    Kathryn Langley

    BBC Live reporter

    Boa constrictors, corn snakes and bearded dragons are increasingly popular as pets but the RSPCA warns many owners don't know how to look after them, putting huge pressure on their reptile rescue centre near Brighton.

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    Video caption: Rescue centre in Brighton under pressure due to rise in abandoned reptiles
  6. Fundraising in honour of student who was stabbed to death

    An event to raise money in memory of Molly McLaren, who was stabbed to death in Chatham, has taken place.

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    Video caption: Fundraising event in honour of student who was stabbed to death in Chatham.
  7. Family tributes to murdered teenager

    Stuart Maisner

    BBC Live reporter

    The family of murdered 17-year-old Gillingham teenager Kyle Yule have paid tribute to him.

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    Video caption: Family of murdered teenager Kyle Yule pay tribute to him
  8. Woman hit in bus stop attack

    A woman's been punched in the face by a man near Midhurst, West Sussex.

    It happened after she got off a bus at Wheelbarrow Castle in Easebourne at about 19:15 BST on Saturday.

    The victim, who's in her 60s, was pushed to the ground. She suffered cuts and bruises.

    Police say the man is about 30, and skinny with curly hair. He was wearing a parka jacket with a hood.

  9. Kent MP: We must plan for a 'no deal' Brexit

    Charlie Elphicke

    The Conservative MP for Dover and Deal is calling for £1bn to be set aside for preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit scenario.

    Charlie Elphicke will tell the Commons tonight that spending the money on upgrading border systems and infrastructure is "the responsible thing to do".

    Quote Message: It would be wrong to wait until the last moment to start investing. It is in the national interest that we invest now.
    Quote Message: We've spent long enough waiting for the EU to get its act together. Three quarters of the country agrees that if progress can't be made, we should be prepared to walk away. It's vital that we have the option to do so. That we are fully prepared. That's why we must be ready on day one, to forge ahead on day two, deal or no deal." from Charlie Elphicke MP (Con) Dover and Deal
    Charlie Elphicke MP(Con) Dover and Deal
  10. Cyprus stabbing murder suspect re-arrested

    One of two men suspected of killing a Briton in Cyprus has been re-arrested, but the victim's family have been told there's no hope of a murder trial.

    George Low, 22, from Dartford, in Kent, was stabbed to death in Ayia Napa in southern Cyprus in August 2016.

    George Low
    Image caption: George Low used to work in Ayia Napa but was visiting at the time he was killed

    Mehmet Akpinar fled to the Turkish-controlled north with a second suspect where both were arrested for an unrelated offence and later freed.

    He has now been re-arrested and jailed by the authorities in the north.

    Mr Low's parents, Martyn and Helen Low, said they hoped the Turkish authorities would "do the right thing" and hand Mr Akpinar over for trial.

    But an email from the Foreign Office to the family stated: "Unfortunately there is no prospect of Akpinar being handed to the Republic of Cyprus from the north. Akpinar will be returned to Turkey at the end of his sentence.

    "This is because there is no extradition treaty between North Cyprus and any state other than Turkey. We are in the same situation now as we were before this arrest."

    Mr Low said: "I can't believe it. We're completely devastated by this. We have been trying to be positive but this is so frustrating."

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A2 Kent westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A2 Kent westbound severe disruption, between Union Street and A230 Gibraltar Hill.

    A2 Kent - Slow traffic on A2 New Road westbound in Chatham between the Union Street junction and the A230 Gibraltar Hill junction, because of a motorcycle fire.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Henna 'crown' for Hove cancer patient

    For cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, losing their hair can be an extremely difficult and upsetting consequence. But now, there’s a new alternative to wigs and hats.

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    Video caption: Henna crowns 'make women feel beautiful'