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Dogs Stolen During Sittingbourne Burglary

Dogs Stolen During Sittingbourne Burglary

Kent Police are appealing for information after a dog and her litter of puppies were reported stolen during a burglary last week.

It was reported that between 2.45pm and 3.30pm on last Thursday (4th May) a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and her four puppies were stolen from a house in Oak Road, Murston.
The puppies are reported to be about two weeks old, three are brown and one is black.

Fifteen Convicted Of Huge Cultivation Of Cannabis

Fifteen Convicted Of Huge Cultivation Of Cannabis

Members of an organised crime group, which ran a large conspiracy to cultivate cannabis, have been convicted at the Old Bailey.

The group were identified as producing industrial amounts of cannabis, which was estimated to have had a yearly yield of over £25 million, at numerous locations across Kent and Norfolk between 2013 and 2015. It is believed that this is the biggest conspiracy to cultivate cannabis which has been uncovered in the UK.

Man Charged With Sittingbourne Assault

Man Charged With Sittingbourne Assault

An 18-year-old man is to appear in court following an assault in Sittingbourne.

The charge relates to an incident on Saturday 4th February on Sittingbourne High Street in which a 20-year-old man was reported to have been assaulted after leaving a nightclub.

Troy Reeve, of Whiting Crescent in Faversham was charged on Thursday 23rd March with one count of causing grievous bodily harm and one count of possession of an offensive weapon (a lock knife) in a public place.

He has been released on bail to appear at Maidstone Magistrates' Court on Friday 19th May.

'Suspicious' Fire At Sittingbourne Boxing Club

'Suspicious' Fire At Sittingbourne Boxing Club

Kent Police officers are investigating a fire at an industrial unit in Sittingbourne overnight and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Kent Police received a report at 12.24am this morning (Thursday 16th March) that a car had been in collision with an industrial unit in Castle Road, Sittingbourne. The unit is currently used as the Rumble Boxing Academy.

Officers attended the scene where a car was found to be alight and crashed in to the unoccupied premises.

This Year's Carnival Court Is Selected

This Year's Carnival Court Is Selected

Sittingbourne's new Carnival Court for 2017 was selected on Saturday (11th March) evening at the Woodcoombe Sports and Social Club in Murston.

The evening started with private interviews of the four applicants with the judges, followed by the contestants then speaking publically on stage to the audience, which consisted of their families, friends and visiting carnival courts from around Kent.

After the 2016 Court said their goodbyes the new court was announced:- 

Sittingbourne Builder Fined After Flytipping

Sittingbourne Builder Fined After Flytipping

A Sittingbourne builder is £735 out of pocket after passing on trade waste to an unknown third party who fly-tipped the waste in Tonge.

Paul Dadswell, aged 52, of Langley Road in Sittingbourne, was prosecuted by Swale Borough Council for failing to comply with his duty of care for waste created through his work as a builder.

The council began investigating the case when a large quantity of building waste including plasterboard, construction materials and sanitary ware was found dumped at Lower Road, Tonge in November 2015.

Fire Crews Tackled Kemsley Derelict Building Fire

Fire Crews Tackled Kemsley Derelict Building Fire

Local Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) crews have been tackling a large fire on Grovehurst Road, Kemsley this evening (Friday 24th February) involving two portable buildings.

On arrival crews found the two buildings, used for storage, well alight.

At the high of the incident three fire engines were at the scene with firefighters using main jets to tackle the fire.

It is believed that the buildings were previously used as a pet food supplies store.

 

Met Police 'Gun Plot' Chase On M2 Motorway

Met Police 'Gun Plot' Chase On M2 Motorway

Metropolitan Police have confirmed that two men have been charged with firearm offences after an armed police chase on the M2 motorway which ended near Junction 5 on Sunday (19th February) evening.

A number of police cars, including armed officers from the Metropolitan Police's Trident Gang Crime Command, a specialist team tackling gang violence, pursued two vehicles along the motorway London-bound between Faversham and Sittingbourne.

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