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Pair given life sentences for Folkestone murder

Four others jailed for perverting the course of justice (18 Dec 2014)


Burglar sentenced to more than two years in prison

Stephen McIntyre, 20 stole car from house in Herne Bay (18 Dec 2014)


Man sentenced to five years in prison for manslaughter

Richard Bowler was found guilty by a jury following the death of a man in Dover (18 Dec 2014)


Maidstone YMCA receives £400 property fund grant

Money raised from the sale of unclaimed lost property or items seized by police (18 Dec 2014)


Man charged with Deal aggravated burglary

Woman injured during offence (18 Dec 2014)


Man jailed after Christmas presents stolen

Presents were stolen from under a tree a week before Christmas. Three cars were also taken in the Chatham burglary (18 Dec 2014)


Rural community invited to join Country Eye

New scheme encourages sharing of information about crime in rural areas (17 Dec 2014)


Tunbridge Wells drug dealer jailed

Musa Mohammed, 19, attempted to hide from police beneath a duvet (17 Dec 2014)


Sheppey man banned from football matches after Gillingham incident

The 33-year-old was issued a three-year Football Banning Order (17 Dec 2014)


Thanet parents reminded of school parking rules

Officers and PCSOs visited more than 30 schools across the borough (17 Dec 2014)


Free bike marking events in Gravesend

Officers in Civic Square between 11am and 1pm on 21 December and 11 January (17 Dec 2014)


Sittingbourne dealer handed three year sentence

Mark Kennett pleaded guilty to drugs charges (16 Dec 2014)


Number of December drink-drive arrests reaches 75

Kent Police is supporting the national campaign (15 Dec 2014)


Margate shop has alcohol licence suspended

Police and Council crackdown on selling illegal goods (15 Dec 2014)


Rapist jailed for Chatham attack in car

Mohammed Ahmed has been imprisoned for eight years after the offence in May (13 Dec 2014)


House used to grow more than 100 cannabis plants

12 December; Tower Hamlets; Dover (12 Dec 2014)


Christmas crackdown on Swale shoplifters

Officers focusing patrols in Sittingbourne, Sheerness and Faversham town centres (12 Dec 2014)


Tradesman convicted of theft in Maidstone

Victims paid for work that was not completed (12 Dec 2014)


Colin Ash-Smith sentenced to life imprisonment

Ash-Smith was found guilty of murdering Claire Tiltman in Greenhithe in 1993 (12 Dec 2014)


Woman jailed for drug offences

Rebecca Russell, 19 from Cliftonville jailed for two years (11 Dec 2014)


Burglar jailed for stealing three vehicles in one night

James Hilden, 34, sentenced to two years in prison (11 Dec 2014)


Detectives track serial burglar after leaving blood at the scene

The 30-year-old was sentenced to five years (10 Dec 2014)


Two men sentenced after Gillingham crime spree

Three homes and three vehicles were targeted in just one night in July (10 Dec 2014)


Burglar jailed after targeting rural Swale

Bill Willett was sentenced to three years in jail for a string of offences (10 Dec 2014)


Residents warned to beware of bogus callers

Advice issued following three recent incidents in Tunbridge Wells (9 Dec 2014)


Theft victim reunited with stolen bicycle

Ray Winter from Hextable found his bike on the 'Is It Yours?' section of website (9 Dec 2014)


Beware of burglars this Christmas

Residents reminded of safety measures as the festive season approaches (9 Dec 2014)


Man jailed for child sex offences in New Romney

Narrell Palmer will be placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years (9 Dec 2014)


Protect yourself against pickpockets

New tactic shows Christmas shoppers the threat of thieves (9 Dec 2014)


Chatham man jailed for Whitstable burglary

Carl Bonella, 37, has been sentenced to two years and seven months in prison (8 Dec 2014)


Nine arrested during focus on Predictive Policing

Gravesend man arrested in connection with a number of robberies in Latvia (8 Dec 2014)


Officers arrest 32 people for drink-driving

Enforcement campaign will continue throughout December (8 Dec 2014)


Three arrested on suspicion of drug offences

Officers executed a warrant in Beaufoy Road, Dover, on Wednesday 3 December (5 Dec 2014)


Man due at crown court after Gravesend burglary

A 20-year-old from Middlesex was arrested after a home in Istead Rise was targeted (5 Dec 2014)


Man charged with Gravesend burglary

Detectives arrested a suspect on 2 December after investigating the incident (4 Dec 2014)


Margate man jailed for sexual assault

Kevin Springer sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on 3 December (4 Dec 2014)


Christmas cashpoint warning for shoppers

Kent Police reminds people to beware of thieves when withdrawing money (4 Dec 2014)


DNA evidence helps snare burglar

Ernie Smith confessed after being quizzed by officers (4 Dec 2014)


Gravesend residents given crime prevention advice

A number of vehicles have been taken from properties in the King's Farm area (4 Dec 2014)


Eastchurch burglar behind bars for Christmas

Ricky Chambers pleaded guilty at Maidstone Crown Court (3 Dec 2014)


Judo lessons provided in New Ash Green

Following its success the scheme will be rolled out in West Kingsdown (3 Dec 2014)


Crime prevention event in Tonbridge

Event follows reports of purse thefts from shoppers (3 Dec 2014)


More than 140 officers take part in rural crime crackdown

Arrests made, stolen property recovered, drugs seized, vehicles tested for red diesel (2 Dec 2014)


Teenagers charged with burglaries in Dover

Two boys will appear at Folkestone Youth Court (2 Dec 2014)


Kent Police signs Mental Health Crisis Concordat

Multi-agency pledge to improve care and support for vulnerable people (2 Dec 2014)


Cars damaged in Hildenborough

Local officers have made two arrests (2 Dec 2014)


Man sentenced after hotel burglary in Maidstone

Matthew Allen was sentenced to 21 months in prison (2 Dec 2014)


Sittingbourne man pleads guilty to fraud

Police received reports of a man deceiving people for cash in Sittingbourne (1 Dec 2014)


Jury finds man guilty after fatal Ashford collision

Offender was driving at more than double the speed limit (1 Dec 2014)


Dartford language school given police donation

The Dartford Supplementary Arabic School received a cheque for £500 (1 Dec 2014)


Mechanic jailed for conspiracy to commit burglary

Stephen Baker hit with three-and-a-half year sentence (1 Dec 2014)


Men charged over metal thefts in Broadstairs

Shane Gowton and Tom Thomas to appear in court on 8 January (30 Nov 2014)


Man jailed for life for four decades of child abuse

Richard Songhurst admitted 29 offences in what the judge called 'one of the worst cases imaginable' (28 Nov 2014)


Man jailed after setting fire to flat in Strood

Antony Matthews, 32, from Maidstone, sentenced to three-and-a-half years (28 Nov 2014)


Conman burglar jailed for Medway crimes

Roy Scott targeted elderly and disabled victims (27 Nov 2014)


Couple jailed after drugs found in fridge-freezer

Daniel Fleming and Alyx Costa, from Sittingbourne, stored amphetamine (27 Nov 2014)


Jail for man who arranged child sex offence

David Collins was sentenced to ten years in prison (27 Nov 2014)


Clampdown on nuisance bikers in Tonbridge and Malling

Officers thank residents for help after bike seized for destruction  (27 Nov 2014)


Man jailed for seven years for shower attack

Justin Burr, 44, assaulted his victim in a dispute over money (27 Nov 2014)


Six men jailed for multi-million pound drugs ring

Stephen Langton and others investigated by NCA and Serious Crime Directorate (26 Nov 2014)


Rural policing in Dungeness

Officers help protect sites of special scientific interest (26 Nov 2014)


Burglars who stole valuable jewellery jailed

Simon O'Driscoll, 30, and a teenage boy targeted Asian households (26 Nov 2014)


Community football scheme expands across Isle of Sheppey

Community scheme now available to youngsters all over the Island (26 Nov 2014)


Competition to boost road safety around Otford and Shoreham schools

Winning posters will be displayed around both villages (26 Nov 2014)


Northfleet rapist jailed for 11 years

Ross Gee hit his victim's head against a wall before forcing himself onto her (25 Nov 2014)


Rapist jailed for 13 years

Berhe Berhane, 22, found guilty of four charges of rape in Canterbury (25 Nov 2014)


Kent Police’s firearms surrender hailed a success

Two-week campaign results in 73 firearms and ammunition handed in (25 Nov 2014)


Sixth man arrested following assault in Canterbury

Serious assault reported in High Street. (24 Nov 2014)


Man who stole children's firewood apologises

Restorative justice in action as 61-year-old makes amends for his actions (24 Nov 2014)


Man jailed after ear-bite attack in Broadstairs

Jamie Streatfield, 29, sentenced to 40 months' imprisonment (24 Nov 2014)


Fraudster jailed for stealing £250k in Strood

Kerry Anne Stone stole a quarter of a million from her employer (21 Nov 2014)


Teenager admits causing death by dangerous driving

Bethany Mackie, 18, pleaded guilty following a collision near Whitstable (21 Nov 2014)


Brazen burglar jailed for four and a half years

James Hynd pleaded guilty in connection with incidents in Gravesend and Gillingham (21 Nov 2014)


Teenagers apologise for criminal damage at school

Kent Police is supporting Restorative Justice Week, 16-23 November (21 Nov 2014)


Property marking events in Maidstone town centre

PCSOs will be on hand to help you protect your valuable belongings (21 Nov 2014)


Swanley man sentenced for handling stolen goods

Alfie Powell was jailed for 47 weeks (21 Nov 2014)


Offences fall during burglary campaign

Police forces in the south east worked together in a joint initiative (21 Nov 2014)


Police work with Thanet school to tackle traffic issues

PCSO England launches new walking challenge in Minster (20 Nov 2014)


Man charged in connection with series of Hythe incidents

A 35 year old man is due to appear in court (20 Nov 2014)


Man jailed for attempted rape in Yalding car park

Gavin Jones sentenced to 7 years after threatening teenager outside train station (19 Nov 2014)


Convicted drug dealer ordered to sell his car

Gemsal Djemal's assets seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act (19 Nov 2014)


Pair jailed for Rochester burglary

Peter Hemsworth and Daniel Arnold jailed for combined total of almost six years (19 Nov 2014)


Maidstone burglar who hid under blanket jailed 

Przemek Chojnowski claimed he had simply been sleeping in victim's garden (18 Nov 2014)


Kent Police response to HMIC report on crime data

Inspectorate rules residents can have confidence in the force's crime figures (18 Nov 2014)


Former teaching assistant jailed for three years for sexual offences

Robert Iles, 23, groomed young boys (17 Nov 2014)


Britain's Got Talent star to perform at SNAP disco

James Smith will be performing on 12 December in Maidstone (15 Nov 2014)


Speeding drivers targeted by police in Thanet

Fifteen speeding tickets issued to drivers in Broadstairs, Westgate and Ramsgate (14 Nov 2014)


West Kent pubs warned against dry cleaning scam

Staff approached for cash following fake claims by man over cleaning bills (13 Nov 2014)


Rogue traders using fake leaflets in West Kent

Residents warned to be alert to roofing and gardening scams (12 Nov 2014)


Police crack down on human trafficking and modern day slavery

Suspected brothels across the county raided  (12 Nov 2014)


 Ten people charged with drug offences in Thanet

Week-long operation sees drugs seized and 14 arrests (12 Nov 2014)


Man jailed for raping teenager 25 years ago

Attack occurred in Sittingbourne in 1988, the conviction was secured following a cold case review (11 Nov 2014)


15 year old charged with West Hougham burglary

Latest person charged in campaign to target burglars (10 Nov 2014)


Police reveal 10 most wanted burglary suspects

Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Thames Valley team up as part of anti-burglary campaign (10 Nov 2014)


Organised crime gang jailed for digger thefts

Three men imprisoned for conspiracy to steal while one other member is due to be sentenced (7 Nov 2014)


Free crime prevention event this Saturday

Currant Hill allotments, off Rysted Lane, Westerham, from 2-4pm on 8 November (4 Nov 2014)


Officers commended for assisting fuel-covered man

Four Gravesham PCs among 34 honoured at awards ceremony (4 Nov 2014)


Is It Yours initiative now countywide

Victims urged to check online images of stolen property as burglary campaign enters second week (3 Nov 2014)


Whitstable man sentenced to 16 years

Michael Snyder was responsible for historic child sex offences (31 Oct 2014)


Rainham man jailed for grooming teenager

Daniel Sennett preyed on a vulnerable teenager after they began talking online (31 Oct 2014)


Gillingham taxi driver jailed for sex assault

The 71 year old forced himself on a passenger (31 Oct 2014)


Total of 10 arrested or charged in East Kent

First 48 hours of burglary campaign (29 Oct 2014)


Child exploitation investigators win award

The team won the 'smarter detectives award' at the National Detectives Forum (27 Oct 2014)


Gravesend man guilty of rape

Asso Salhi jailed for six years after attacking teenager (24 Oct 2014)


Man charged over fatal collision on M26

Juraj Orsula, 45, from Slovakia, will appear before magistrates in December (23 Oct 2014)


South east police forces to run burglary campaign

Kent will work with three other forces to target cross-border burglars this autumn (23 Oct 2014)


Special Constables given Queen's award

Officers have been presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (22 Oct 2014)


Nuisance behaviour crackdown in Westgate-on-Sea

New dispersal order will run until January 2015 (20 Oct 2014)


Police warn of mail theft in Tunbridge Wells

A man was recently jailed for more than two years for fraud (20 Oct 2014)


Man charged with attempted murder in court

Mariusz Dobkowski, 30, formerly of Eaton Road, Margate, will go on trial next year (20 Oct 2014)


Kent Police response to latest crime statistics

Better crime recording, with burglary down 8% in a year (16 Oct 2014)


Gillingham man charged with attempted murder

Stephen Nowlan, 33, of Canterbury Street, Gillingham, will appear before magistrates (16 Oct 2014)


National recognition for Rural Liaison Team

Kent Police wins big at NFU Mutual Country Crime Fighters Awards (14 Oct 2014)


Advice after burglaries in Tunbridge Wells area

Residents reminded of simple steps to deter criminals (13 Oct 2014)


Man charged with attempted robbery in Ramsgate

Christopher Storey will appear at court on 3 November (10 Oct 2014)


Gravesend burglar jailed

Martin Krok, who tricked his way into the home of an elderly woman, behind bars (9 Oct 2014)


Man who stole from flatmate jailed

Oluwafemi Jaiyesimi, 27, from Dartford, has received a 22-month sentence (8 Oct 2014)


Crackdown on 'boy racers' in Ashford 

Police respond to complaints over anti-social and dangerous driving (7 Oct 2014)


Dispersal area in Sheerness

Responding to residents' concerns about anti-social behaviour (6 Oct 2014)


Businesses warned about changing cash scam

Confusion tactics used (6 Oct 2014)


Sittingbourne robbery suspects in court

Reece Thomas and Jonathon Earnshaw were remanded in custody (3 Oct 2014)


Four men from Deal arrested for drug offences

Warrant carried out in Cannon Street, Deal (3 Oct 2014)

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