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Man Charged With Sheppey Farm Arson

Man Charged With Sheppey Farm Arson

A man has been charged in connection with a fire at a farm on the Isle Of Sheppey.

David Staples, aged 44 and of Kingsnorth Road in Gillingham, was charged on Wednesday (10th September) with one count of arson in relation to a fire at a property in Plough Road, Eastchurch, on last Wednesday (3rd September) which destroyed 5 stables and 10 tonnes of hay.

He was also charged with five counts of possessing indecent images.

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).

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.

MP Welcomes School Building Funding

MP Welcomes School Building Funding

Local MP, Gordon Henderson, has welcomed a new £2 billion fund to help rebuild schools most in need of urgent repair, which could benefit schools here in Sittingbourne.

The Government announced a second round of funding for the successful Priority Schools Building Programme, which is already helping 261 schools across England, including Westlands Primary School. 

Tributes Paid To Motorcyclist Killed In Sheppey Collision

Tribute Paid To Motorcyclist Killed In Sheppey Collision

The family of a man, who was killed in a road traffic collision in Queenborough on Sheppey, have described him as a 'proud father and family man'.

Harry Richard Higgins, of Hillside Road in Queenborough, died after he was involved in a road traffic collision in Main Road on Saturday (25th January) .

Latest On The Sheppey Crossing Incident

Latest On The Sheppey Crossing Incident

The latest, following the 130 vehicle accident on the A249 Sheppey Crossing at 7.18am this morning, is that 8 people were seriously injured and more than 60 were treated for minor injuries on the scene by the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

It is believed that firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to release six people from their vehicles. 

Medway Martime Hospital has confirmed that they are dealing with 3 injuries in intensive care and that their A&E Department is closed to all new admissions until they have dealt with the backlog from the incident.

Fifth Person Arrested In Sheppey Murder Investigation

Fifth Person Arrested In Sheppey Murder Investigation

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Gary Pocock on the Isle of Sheppey.

It takes the number of arrests to five after four people were arrested yesterday (Tuesday 20th August) morning by officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate.

Four Arrested In Sheppey Murder Investigation

Four Arrested In Sheppey Murder Investigation

Three men and a teenage boy have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Gary Pocock on the Isle of Sheppey.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate made a series of arrests earlier today (Tuesday 20th August) in connection with the murder investigation.

A 44-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, both from Manor Park in East London, together with a 20-year-old man from Benfleet in Essex and a 15-year-old boy from the Warden area of Sheppey, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. All four still remain in police custody.

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