Suspected shoplifters charged in Canterbury, Herne Bay and Margate
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Three suspected shoplifters have been charged on the same day following work by officers in East Kent.
Canterbury’s Victim Based Crime Team secured the charges following an investigation into alleged shoplifting offences in Canterbury, Margate and Herne Bay between October 2023 and January 2024.
Their enquiries led to charges being brought in three separate cases on Tuesday 23 January 2024.
• Ryan Davies, 32, of Martyrs Field Road, Canterbury, was charged with four counts of theft of alcohol worth more than £400 from shops in Canterbury. He admitted all four offences before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 24 January and was jailed for eight weeks.
• Charlotte Thompson, 18, of Castle Street, Canterbury, was charged with stealing alcohol, meat and sweets from supermarkets in Canterbury and Margate. She was conditionally bailed to appear at Folkestone Magistrates' Court on 15 March 2024.
• Kelly Giles, 37, from Queen Street, Herne Bay, was charged with stealing £200 worth of meat from a supermarket in Herne Bay. She is next due before Folkestone Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 26 March.
It comes as Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action highlights the positive impact that neighbourhood policing has on communities throughout the year.
The national campaign celebrates community policing and the achievements of neighbourhood officers across the UK.