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Stabbing - Boy, 12, Appears Before Magistrates’ Court

Stabbing - Boy, 12, Appears Before Magistrates’ Court

A 12-year-old boy has appeared at Medway Magistrates' Court this afternoon (Monday 25th March) charged with the attempted murder of a 15-year-old girl, who was stabbed in the abdomen on Adelaide Drive on Friday (22nd March) afternoon.

The boy, who cannot be named because of his age, appeared in front of District Judge William Nelson, who sent the case to Maidstone Crown Court to be dealt with. The boy is expected to appear there for a preliminary hearing on Monday 22nd April  and was remanded in custody at a youth detention facility until then but could apply for bail again.

Police Appeal Following Schoolgirl Stabbing

Police Appeal Following Schoolgirl Stabbing

Witnesses are being sought after a teenager was seriously assaulted in Sittingbourne yesterday (Friday 22nd March) afternoon.

Kent Police were called at around 3.55pm following a report of an assault on Adelaide Drive, Sittingbourne.

Officers attended the scene, with South East Coast Ambulance Service, and a teenage girl was taken to a London hospital with injuries consistent with a stab wound. She remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and remains in custody.

Cash Found Hidden In Shoebox During Drug Search

Cash Found Hidden In Shoebox During Drug Search

A shoebox containing £30,000 has been discovered by officers responding to a report of antisocial behaviour in Sittingbourne.

Kent Police were called at around 5.40pm on Monday (5th March) to a report that four people were near St Giles Church in Church Road, Tonge, where they were smoking cannabis.

Local officers attended and the men were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act. A 22-year-old man was found in possession of a large quantity of cash, a mobile phone and cannabis.

Council Prosecutes Illegal Waste Carrier

Council Prosecutes Illegal Waste Carrier

Mat Jackson, of Eastchurch on the Isle Of Sheppey, was seen transporting a large load of waste, including scrap metal, on the A249 during Op Assist - a joint operation between Kent Police’s rural task force and Swale Borough Council - in May 2023.   

Mr Jackson drove away from the police, who pursued him in a marked police vehicle, they caught up with his flatbed lorry at a scrap metal site in Sittingbourne.   

Officers carried out vehicle checks at this location and discovered he was transporting the waste without a license and could not produce a transfer note.   

Robber Jailed After Announcing His Name To Victim

Robber Jailed After Announcing His Name To Victim

A robbery victim has seen the man responsible jailed after his attacker revealed his name whilst making threats.

In the early morning of Saturday 16th December 2023, a man in his 60s was walking in Sittingbourne High Street when he was approached by a person he did not know, Max Martin,

Witnesses Sought After Woman Assaulted In Car

Witnesses Sought After Woman Assaulted In Car

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a woman reported she was assaulted by a man in Leysdown-on-Sea on the isle Of Sheppey.

The incident happened inside a car on Leysdown Road, at around 9pm on Sunday 4th February.

The victim, who is in her 40s, was a front seat passenger in a white Peugeot 308, when it is alleged the man driving the vehicle, stopped and punched her multiple times. He then drove for a short distance before the car collided with a bollard and a fence.

Burglar Jailed For Co-op Teynham Break-In

Burglar Jailed For Co-op Teynham Break-In

A burglar, whose group caused thousands of pounds’ worth of damage during four hours of thefts and break-ins, has been jailed.

Liam Scott and two others stole a Land Rover from an address in Faversham shortly before 2am on Saturday 30th December 2023.

Around half an hour later, the same vehicle was driven into the clubhouse of a caravan park in Seasalter, Whitstable.

Fly-Tipping Week Of Action

Fly-Tipping Week Of Action

Waste carriers were targeted last week (Tuesday 30th January) as part of a regular crackdown on fly-tipping acropss the borough. 

Swale Borough Council teamed up with Kent Police’s Rural Task Force to crack down on suspected fly-tipping, collect evidence, and take enforcement action for waste related crimes. 

Outcomes of the day were: 

  • 7 vehicles stopped and searched
  • 2 Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN) issued

Each offender received a fixed penalty notice of £300 for failing to produce a permit to carry waste, or the necessary documents. 

Police Appeal Following Fatal Iwade Collision

Police Appeal Following Fatal Iwade Collision

Kent Police are seeking witnesses following a fatal collision in Iwade in the early hours.

At 1.44am this morning (Saturday 3rf February) the driver of a white BMW 116d travelling towards Sheerness on Sheppey Way, was involved in a collision with a pedestrian.

Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and the pedestrian, a man in his 30s, was confirmed deceased at the scene. The driver was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries. 

CCTV Appeal After Bag Theft And Fraud

CCTV Appeal After Bag Theft And Fraud

Investigators have issued a CCTV image after a pensioner’s bag was reported stolen in Sittingbourne yesterday (Monday 29th January) morning.

The incident happened in Harold Road at around 11.15am when the victim, a woman in her 80s, was approached by a man who is alleged to have grabbed the bag before running from the scene. The bag was recovered having been discarded nearby with the purse still missing.

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