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MP's Facebook Page Being Investigated

MP's Facebook Post Being Investigated

MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey Gordon Henderson's Facebook page may have fallen foul of new GDPR regulations.

In a Facebook post commenting about the death of 100-year old widow Zofija Kaczan, who relocated to Britain from Poland after the Second World War and was cruelly mugged whilst walking to church in Derby recently, Mr Henderson's page asked for the re-establishment of capital punishment.

Man Arrested Following Sheppey Prison Visit

Man Arrested Following Sheppey Prison Visit

Officers from Kent Police have arrested a man from the Croydon area after he visited a prison on the Isle Of Sheppey.

The 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of trying to take prohibited items into HMP Standford Hill after he was seen acting suspiciously near the prison.

Officers arrested the man at around 7.30pm on Sunday (11th February) and found a pillowcase hidden nearby. Inside the pillowcase were items including a mobile phone, charger, alcohol, razor blades, tobacco and 50 tablets which were believed to be Oxymethelone.

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.

MP To Take On Assault Course Challenge

MP To Take On Assault Course Challenge

Local charity, Litter Angels, has registered a team of six people, including our local MP Gordon Henderson, to tackle an assault course challenge.

The team also includes Litter Angels trustees, Jess McMahon and Samantha Williams along volunteers Katherine Windsor, Gemma Bolton and Jenni Cawdell.

The challenge will be taking place on Sunday 8th October at Betteshanger Country Park near Deal and consists of over 20 different obstacles including tunnels, balance beams, water jumps and a tyre wall.

Local Flood Alert Issued

Local Flood Alert Issued

The North Kent Coast from Kemsley to Seasalter, including Sheerness, Minster, Queenborough, Leysdown, Sittingbourne, and Faversham are on flood risk.

An Environment Agency spokesman told SFM News that: "From Wednesday (11th January) evening through to Saturday, spring tides combined with positive surges and strong wind conditions are raising the risk of some coastal flood impacts. This flood alert is therefore likely to remain in force until Saturday".

Arrests Made In Sheppey Police Operation

Arrests Made In Sheppey Police Operation

Eight men have been arrested, in connection with the supply of heroin and cocaine, on the Isle of Sheppey and bailed pending further enquiries.

Officers from Kent Police's Operation Jupiter team executed search warrants in both New Street and Queensway in Sheerness last Wednesday (4th May). The warrants were linked to an investigation into an organised crime network with links to Liverpool.

The suspects were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs. The men, aged between 22 and 36, have now all been bailed until Tuesday 30th August.

Sheppey Man Charged Following Laser Pen Incidents

Sheppey Man Charged Following Laser Pen Incidents

Local officers, investigating allegations of a laser light being shone at commercial aircraft flying over the Isle of Sheppey, have charged a man.

Adrian John Carpenter, aged 45, of Halfway Road in Minster-on-Sea, was charged with four counts of endangering an aircraft. The charges are in connection with incidents reported to have happened earlier this year on Saturday 30th January.

Mr Carpenter was bailed to attend Maidstone Magistrates' Court on Friday 20th May.

 

Witness Appeal Following A249 Serious Collision

Witness Appeal Following A249 Serious Collision

Kent Police officers investigating a serious collision in Brielle Way, Sheerness, earlier today (Wednesday 10th February) are appealing for witnesses.

A motorcyclist in his mid-20s was airlifted to a London hospital following the incident at about 10.10am this morning and remains in a critical condition.

He was riding his black Yamaha YQ 100 near the Blue Town end of Brielle Way when he was involved in a collision with a red Citroen C2.

Police E-Fit Appeal After Queenborough Robbery

Police E-Fit Appeal After Queenborough Robbery

Swale Detectives, investigating a violent robbery in Queenborough, have issued an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to.

Police were called on Wednesday 28th October following reports that three men had smashed their way into a caravan, located inside Argent Business Park, off Argent Road. The incident occurred between 1am and 2am.

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