(20 Nov) Man who killed himself had just stabbed his wife
(Dartford Messenger, p11) Inquest records suicide verdict on 47 year old man from Ightham Close, Longfield, who was just about to move into a flat at South Darenth following the end of his marriage.
(6 Nov) Stray plane 'close to being shot down' after RAF warning
(Dartford Messenger, p9) Sonic boom heard over Hartley and elsewhere due to planes from RAF Coningsby in Lincs intercepting a Latvian freight plane over Sevenoaks and escorting it to Stansted.
(all Nov) Crime News
(West Kent Watch
) The following crimes were reported in Hartley in November - Burglaries other than dwellings at Gorsewood Road (building site), Larksfield (2) (one garage and one shed), Stack Lane (building site); attempted burglary at Woodland Avenue; theft at Gorse Way (garden shrubs), Larksfield (from car); criminal damage - Caxton Close (car), Larksfield (fence).