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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.

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.

Burglars Jailed For Wisdom Charity Shop Break In

Burglars Jailed For Wisdom Charity Shop Break In

Two burglars, who were caught on CCTV breaking into The Friends Of Wisdom Hospice's Charity shop in Sittingbourne have been jailed.

Lee Heathfield, aged 33 and Shane Baker, aged 28, entered the property in July stealing electronics and cash. Both were identified and arrested. Baker, of no fixed address, was jailed for 27 months and serial burglar Heathfield was jailed for fraud, theft and three other counts of burglary in Sittingbourne. His crimes were committed in June, July and August.

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