Here’s Everything That’s Happened This Week In Canterbury
A car park in town has been cordoned off following a reported “serious sexual assault”.
According to reports, the crime was reported to Canterbury police at 3am Tuesday morning. The loading bay on Iron Bar Lane remained closed to the public on Tuesday to allow for the police investigation.
A Kent student is suing the University.
The 2nd year Drama and Theatre student has been classified as an International student, despite the fact her family arrived in the UK in 2009 after fleeing Azerbaijan. The student in question, has told the Canterbury Times “all I want is an education, so that I can learn, and become a more productive member of society. But, after spending a year trying to get the university to change their decision, they still refuse.”
In the same article, the University responded to the claims by saying “the University of Kent is not able to discuss the details of individual cases but does assess all student fee status issues according to guidelines provided by the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA), as well as the Education (Student Support) Regulations 2011. The University is confident that at all times it determines fee status in accordance with current legislation.”
According to UK Council for International Student Affairs guidelines any person who has lived in the UK for “non-educational reasons” for the previous 3 years should pay home fees.
A teenager got stuck in the river.
The teenage girl was rescued by firemen after they were called to the scene at approximately 8.30pm on Sunday. According to the local fire department they are “not sure why she was in the water but she had been in there for at least 20 minutes by the time the emergency services arrived”. They went on to advise people not to enter the water in the first place due to “all sorts of hidden obstacles and obstructions” and the fact that the water’s “often much colder than expected”.
Canterbury students were so loud that people recorded it.
Students threw a party on Whitstable Road last week and it led to people recording the noise coming from the house. The complaint sparked a debate on the Kent Online website with commenters disagreeing about whether or not this should be an issue given that the area has been a student area for “many years”. Others suggested that angry neighbours should use power tools to wake students up at 8am.
And police were called to deal with this case of bad parking.
Residents called the police to help them sort out this sticky parking situation. Four cars were parked opposite each other on the road so that no one else could fit through. It would appear that the drivers were unable to reach an agreement, despite neighbours intervening and the police ended up needing to come along to sort the situation out. You’ve got to love Canterbury’s parking situation!
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