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Iwade Waste Fire Spreads To Shed And Outbuilding

Iwade Waste Fire Spreads To Shed And Outbuilding

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) were called reports of a shed alight on School Lane in Iwade earlier today.

The Sittingbourne crew were called out at around 1:35pm to a large pile of rubbish that had caught alight and spread to a nearby shed and an outbuilding.

Four fire engines and a bulk water carrier attended, with crews wearing breathing apparatus and using two hose reel jets to extinguish the blaze. There were no reported injuries and the cause is not known at this stage.

 

CCTV Image Issued After Burglary In Iwade

CCTV Image Issued After Burglary In Iwade

Investigating officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak with following a burglary at a home in Iwade earlier this year.

The image has been released following a report that a man entered the kitchen of a home in Sheerstone in January and stole a purse. A card that was inside the purse was later used at a newsagent.

Following multiple enquiries officers have identified a man who they believe might have information on the stolen card.

Iwade Flytipping Costs A Maidstone Man Dear

Iwade Flytipping Costs A Maidstone Man Dear

A Maidstone man is almost £2,200 out of pocket after building waste was dumped in Iwade.

Josh Allen, 26, of Wallace Avenue, Parkwood in Maidstone, was prosecuted by Swale Borough Council after building and demolition waste, including wood, shelves and carpets, was found dumped on Raspberry Hill Lane, Iwade in November 2016.

Council officers traced the waste to a fast food restaurant. The owner of the restaurant confirmed he had paid a company called Josh Clearance £150 to remove the waste, and provided contact details and text messages as evidence.

Two Charged After Officers Stop Car In Iwade

Two Charged After Officers Stop Car In Iwade

Officers who stopped a car in Old Ferry Road, Iwade have charged a woman with drugs offences.

Daisy Ann Taylor, 24, of Regis Crescent in Sittingbourne was stopped driving a Volkswagen Golf with four passengers in the early hours of Monday (19th February) morning.

Enquiries led officers conduct a search at a house in Sittingbourne and an amount of suspected crack cocaine was seized.

Police Appeal After Body Of Man Found In Iwade

Police Appeal After Body Of Man Found In Iwade

Kent Police are appealing for information after the body of a man was found by Sheppey Way in Iwade earlier today (Wednesday 14th February). Officers were called at 7.49am after a passer-by found the man lying by the roadside.

At this stage the cause of death is unknown.

Witness Appeal Following Iwade Collision

Witness Appeal Following Iwade Collision

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Iwade last night (Sunday 10th December).

A red and white Kawasaki motorbike was travelling along Ferry Road at around 7.55pm when it was in collision with a blue Mercedes A160 travelling in the opposite direction.

The motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to a London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Police Appeal After Cyclist Hurt In Iwade

Police Appeal After Cyclist Hurt In Iwade

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was knocked off his bike by a car in Iwade earlier this month.

The incident happened at around 10.30pm on Friday 6th October 2017 on Basser Hill. The 17-year-old teenage boy was cycling up the hill when a 4x4 type vehicle is reported to have driven up the hill and clipped the cyclist's wheel resulting in him going over the bonnet of the vehicle and landing in a ditch.

Extraordinary Iwade Resident Receives Award

Extraordinary Iwade Resident Receives Award

Local MP Gordon Henderson has congratulated an Iwade resident who was recently awarded a British Citizen Award for setting up an orphanage in Malawi.

Elspeth Baecke BCAo, a former teacher at Sittingbourne Community College, set up a small charity called Smile Malawi in 2004 after watching children suffering in Africa on Comic Relief. Elspeth began fundraising and construction started on the new children's home in 2005. The doors opened in 2006 and now has 39 children aged between 3 and 20-years old.

Litter Angels Charity Installs Two New Bins In Iwade

Litter Angels Charity Installs Two New Bins In Iwade

Pictured: Gordon Henderson MP with two Iwade Primary School children, Edward Milham and Connie Gambell.

Local anti-litter charity, Litter Angels, has installed two new litter bins in Iwade - one outside Costcutter on Ferry Road and one in Dunlin Walk, opposite the primary school.

USB Cable Fault Causes Bedroom Fire In Iwade

USB Cable Fault Causes Bedroom Fire In Iwade

Kent Fire and Rescue Service were called to a fire in a first floor bedroom of a semi-detached property on Purple Emperor Grove in Iwade earlier this afternoon (Friday 1st January).

On arrival fire crews found a bedroom on fire and used breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet, thermal imaging camera and a ventilation fan to tackle the blaze and clear the property of smoke.

The fire was accidental and it's believed it was caused by a cable, similar to a USB cable, that was plugged in to the power where the wire insulation had completely being burnt off.

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