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Jail For Thief Who Failed To Steal Sheppey ATMs

Jail For Thief Who Failed To Steal Sheppey ATMs

A thief has been jailed for ramming a stolen telehandler through the wall of a Sheppey supermarket in a failed attempt to steal two cash machines.

Following the incident Kieron Armstrong, 39, of Brays Mead in Harlow, Essex, drove a car at speeds of up to 150mph to try to escape police before crashing into a roundabout and being arrested.

He was sentenced to six years' imprisonment after pleading guilty to attempted theft, damaging property, aggravated vehicle taking, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. The judge also banned him from driving for eight years.

Seven Arrested After High Value Metal Theft

Seven Arrested After High Value Metal Theft

Seven men have been arrested in connection with a high value metal theft in Sittingbourne in the early hours of Sunday (14th January) morning.

Officers were alerted to a report of a burglary in the Castle Road area at around 5.24am. Two vehicles, a van and a car, were witnessed leaving the area and were later stopped on the M2 near Gillingham and four people were arrested.

A quantity of metal was found in the rear of the van by officers from Kent Police's Roads Policing Unit.

Two Arrests After Report Of Weapon In Sittingbourne

Two Arrests After Report Of Weapon In Sittingbourne

A second man has been arrested following a report of a disturbance in London Road, Sittingbourne in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday 10th January).

Officers were called to the area at 2.53am after a member of the public reported that a man had been seen in possession of a weapon.

Armed officers attended as a precaution and arrested a 33-year-old man from Sittingbourne in connection with the incident.

A second man, a 32-year-old from Chatham, has now also been arrested.

Both remain in police custody.

Three Arrested After Animal Deaths At School Farm

Three Arrested After Animal Deaths At School Farm

Three boys have been arrested after the attack on animals at the Westlands Secondary School over the Christmas period.

Following enquiries officers arrested a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old, all from the Sittingbourne area, on suspicion of causing criminal damage and animal cruelty.

They have since been released pending further investigations.

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.

Woman Charged Following Stabbing In Sittingbourne

Woman Charged Following Stabbing In Sittingbourne

Officers investigating a report of a stabbing in Sittingbourne have charged a woman.

Kent Police were called at 7.42am last Saturday (11th November) to Bell Road following a report that a man had suffered injuries consistent with a stabbing.

Officers attended the scene and following enquiries arrested Olive Ripley, 61, of Lion Field in Faversham.

The investigation was then passed to officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

Two Arrested In Connection With Courier Fraud

Two Arrested In Connection With Sittingbourne Courier Fraud

Officers investigating a courier fraud in Sittingbourne have arrested a 22-year-old man from London and a local 26-year-old-woman.

A woman in her nineties reported that she had received a call from someone claiming to be a police officer who told her that her debit card had been compromised. She alleged she was told to put her debit card in an envelope. The caller then asked if she had any valuables in the house and that these would also be safer at New Scotland Yard.

Woman Arrested On Suspicion Of Distraction Robbery

Woman Arrested  On Suspicion Of Distraction Robbery

Kent Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman in connection with a distraction robbery in Sittingbourne.

The woman, who is from Sittingbourne, was arrested on Tuesday (31st October) on suspicion of robbery.

The incident happened at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in the High Street, between 1.30pm and 2pm last Friday (27th October). A woman had just withdrawn £4,000 from her bank to buy a new car but noticed the cash was missing after another woman bumped into her, allegedly on purpose.

Appeal After Serious Collision In Church Milton

Appeal After Serious Collision In Church Milton

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage boy was seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Sittingbourne last night (Wednesday 25th october). 

The collision happened at the junction of Newman Drive and Puttney Drive and was between a silver Vauxhall Astra and the teenage pedestrian at around 5.25pm.

The boy sustained injuries to his head and shoulder and was air lifted to a London hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Man Charged With Robbery In Sittingbourne

Man Charged With Robbery In Sittingbourne

Detectives investigating three robberies in Sittingbourne have charged a 24-year-old man in connection with one of the incidents.

Lawrence Heathfield, aged 24 and of Crown Quay Lane, Sittingbourne, has been charged with one count of robbery and one count of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

The robbery relates to an incident in Bell Road just after midnight on Saturday 21st October where the victim, aged 21, reported being robbed of his phone and wallet by two men as he was walking home from a night out.

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