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Second man charged in East Kent burglary investigation

A second man appeared in court following multiple break-ins across East Kent.
Shane Cosier, 34, of Well Lane in Canterbury was arrested after suspected stolen goods were discovered when officers searched three houses in Aylesham on Thursday 17 January 2019.

Conspiracy charge

Mr Cosier was subsequently charged with conspiracy to commit burglary in relation to 11 burglaries and thefts carried out in Canterbury, Deal, Herne Bay and Ashford since October 2018.

Items including cash, jewellery, power tools, bank cards, vehicles and registration plates have been reported stolen.

Mr Cosier appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court via video link on Friday 22 March 2019 and has been remanded in custody.
Jamie Porter, 32, of Sussex Avenue was also charged with fraud and conspiracy to commit burglary in connection with this investigation after he was arrested on Monday 18 March 2019. Mr Porter appeared at Medway Magistrates Court via video link on Tuesday 19 March 2019 and was also remanded in custody.

Both men will next appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 29 April 2019.

Previous arrests

Two women, aged 35 and 33, and a man aged 31 from Aylesham, who were also arrested following the searches in January, remain under investigation.


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