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Kent Police Receives 100 New Cuddly Recruits

Kent Police Receives 100 New Cuddly Recruits

Kent Police has taken on 100 new cuddly recruits thanks to a generous donation by the Swale Knit and Natter Group.

Police Constable Darren Chapman visited members of the group in Sittingbourne on Wednesday 27th August to receive the new cuddly toys, which will be used under the Roads Policing Unit's Trauma Teddies scheme.

All traffic vehicles now carry the Trauma Teddies which are given to youngsters up to the age of six when they are trapped in a vehicle or involved in a collision either as a passenger or pedestrian.

Teenagers Charged With Sittingbourne Burglaries

Teenagers Charged With Sittingbourne Burglaries

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with burglaries in Sittingbourne.

The pair - a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, both from Orpington - were arrested after officers, investigating a reported burglary at an address in Jacinth Drive, located a suspicious vehicle on the A249 at around 12.50am on Thursday 21st August.

Patrols stopped the vehicle on the M2 London-bound and arrested both boys.

Man Arrested In Sheppey Arson Investigation

Man Arrested In Sheppey Arson Investigation

Kent Police detectives have arrested a man in connection with a number of reported arsons across the Isle of Sheppey.

In a pre-planned operation, officers executed a warrant in Queens Road, Minster-On-Sea and arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of arson, who remains in police custody.

Detectives are investigating farm fires on Lower Road in Minster on Friday 1st August and Queenborough Road in Queenborough on Sunday 17th August. Officers remain at the scene at a blaze in Elm Lane, Minster, reported at around 1.25am earlier today (Friday 22nd August).

Rural Officers Offer Crime Prevention Advice

Rural Officers Offer Crime Prevention Advice

Dozens of Kent Police officers, PCSOs and council wardens joined forces for a special day of action to prevent and detect crime in the rural areas around Sittingbourne recently.

In the latest of Kent Police's 'Operation Nonagon' initiatives, Police and Kent County Council staff patrolled Faversham and many of the surrounding villages. In the course of their duties on Wednesday 23rd July the team apprehended suspected burglars, seized suspected stolen property and issued crime prevention advice to local residents.

"Local" Safe Recovered From The River Thames

"Local" Safe Recovered From The River Thames

Kent Police are appealing for information after a safe was recovered from the River Thames at Greenhithe.

At 8.09am on Sunday (27th July) officers received a report that two men had been witnessed throwing a safe over the seawall into the river at Sara Crescent.

The safe was recovered later that day at Denton Wharf by a specialist team. It appeared as though it had been damaged. Inside there was a set of digital scales and some other objects too water-damaged to be identified.

Appeal After Serious Sexual Assault In Sheerness

Appeal After Serious Sexual Assault In Sheerness

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses following a reported serious sexual assault in Sheerness at the weekend.

A 27-year-old local woman has reported she was assaulted in an alleyway leading from Alexandra Road, James Street and Clyde Street between midnight and 1.00am on Saturday (26th July) morning.

Appeal After Disabled Sheppey Woman Robbed

Appeal After Disabled Sheppey Woman Robbed

Kent Police are appealing for information after a disabled woman was robbed of her walking frame on the Isle of Sheppey.

At around 9.15am on Saturday (12th July) the victim - a woman in her 60s - was at a bus stop on Minster Road when two men holding cans of lager walked up to her. They then went on to make derogatory comments to her about her disability and as they walked past, one reached out and punched her on the arm, causing her to fall over.

Mum And Son Die In Fatal Sheppey Crossing Collision

Mum And Son Die In Fatal Sheppey Crossing Collision

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision on the A249 Sheppey Crossing earlier today.

At 1.18pm this afternoon, officers were notified of a collision between a red car and a white pick-up style transit in the Sittingbourne-bound carriageway.

The driver of the red car, a 42-year-old woman from Sheerness and her 8-year-old son died in the incident. A 6-year-old boy was hurt and taken to a London hospital for treatment his injuries which are described as being minor.

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