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Motorist Arrested After Short Pursuit

Motorist Arrested After Short Pursuit

A motorist has been arrested within four minutes after a vehicle failed to stop for Kent Police patrols in Sittingbourne.

Officers from the Swale Local Policing Team were travelling on the Old Sheppey Way towards Iwade when they noticed a car that they believed to be uninsured, at around 1.50pm on Tuesday (3rd May).

Sittingbourne 0 (0) -v- Corinthian 2 (1)

Sittingbourne 0 (0) -v- Corinthian 2 (1)

The Brickies season ended in disappointing style on Saturday (23rd April) afternoon as Corinthian netted the final two goals in what has been a reasonably successful Sittingbourne season.

After flirting with the Play Off places for much of the season, its only in recent weeks that form seems to have deserted the Brickies and sadly this was just another game too far.

Parkrun Supports Swale Foodbank At Easter

Parkrun Supports Swale Foodbank At Easter

Over the last three weeks, Sittingbourne parkrunners have risen to the occasion and donated a cracking 60 Easter eggs and other chocolate treats to Swale Foodbank. 

Young volunteer Henry who is usually out on the course as a 'mini' marshall, collected a staggering 27 by encouraging family and friends to donate to the good cause.

Crews Tackle Sittingbourne Bedroom Blaze

Crews Tackle Sittingbourne Bedroom Blaze

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) are issuing important electrical safety advice following a property fire in Sittingbourne.

Three fire engines were sent to the incident on Westmoreland Drive earlier today (Saturday 9th April) and crews arrived to flames from an upstairs bedroom.

CCTV Released Following Attempted Theft

CCTV Released Following Attempted Theft From Pensioner

Swale Police officers, investigating a report of an attempted theft from a pensioner in Sittingbourne, have released a CCTV image.

At around 10am on Tuesday 8th March an elderly man withdrew a quantity of cash from a High Street bank.

He walked to his car which was parked in St Michael’s Road and placed the money inside.

At this point it is alleged a man approached the victim and told him he had a flat tyre.

While the victim was distracted a woman is reported to have attempted to steal the money, but was foiled when the victim became suspicious.

Suspected Sittingbourne Burglar Charged

Suspected Sittingbourne Burglar Charged

A suspected burglar has appeared in court charged with a break-in at a Sittingbourne house.

In the early hours of Sunday 13th March a victim, in Bassett Road, reported that they had disturbed a man who had targeted their property.

Officers attended the scene where the suspect had left prior to their arrival.

Enquiries were made into available CCTV footage in the area and yesterday (Tuesday 22nd March) a man was arrested.

John Brazil, of Castle Rough Lane, Kemsley was later charged with burglary.

Sittingbourne Assistance Off To Ukraine

Sittingbourne Assistance Off To Ukraine

The 'Sittingbourne Supporters Of Ukraine' held their two collection events yesterday (Saturday 12th March) at St Peter's Primary School (9am - 3pm) and Iwade Village Hall 10am-2pm.

Thousands of items were donated and dispatched later that day (via Croydon) directly to people in need of assistance in Eastern Europe fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Find out more about the local volunteer effort on the 'Sittingbourne Supporters Of Ukraine' Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/378705797002538.

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