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RSPCA Appeal After Dead Emaciated Spaniel Found

RSPCA Appeal After Dead Emaciated Spaniel Found

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of an emaciated springer spaniel was found by the side of a road in Sittingbourne.

The dead dog was discovered wrapped in a blue horse rug inside a blue and grey plastic kennel on School Lane in Iwade on Friday 27th December.

The male tan and white spaniel was found by a passing dog walker tucked behind a pipe by the side of the road. It is not known how long the body had been there, but it is thought he had probably died within the last week. It is thought he was a young adult - five years old or younger.

Sittingbourne Dealer Handed A Three Year Sentence

Sittingbourne Dealer Handed A Three Year Sentence

A man who set up a cannabis factory in his Sittingbourne home has been sent to prison.

Mark Kennett, aged 53 and previously of Harold Road in Sittingbourne, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis and possessing LSD with intent to supply after being arrested for the offences in November.

Sittingbourne Commemorates World War I Hero

Sittingbourne Commemorates World War I Hero

Pictured: Susan Bavin, David Bavin and the Commemoratibe VC Stone

Following on from today's Remembrance Sunday Service, at the War Memorial on Central Avenue in Sittingbourne, a special service was held to mark a VC stone dedicated to local war hero Lt Donald Dean VC.

Efit Released Following Sittingbourne Burglary‏

Efit Released Following Sittingbourne Burglary‏

Kent Police officers, investigating a suspected burglary in Standen Grove, Sittingbourne, have released a computer-generated image of a man they would like to speak to.

The victim left his home at about 7.50pm on Saturday 20th September and when he returned about 20 minutes later he discovered his car had been stolen from the driveway.

CCTV Image Released After Sittingbourne Incident

CCTV Image Released After Sittingbourne Incident

Detectives are investigating an alleged grievous bodily harm incident in Sittingbourne and have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to talk to in connection with the incident.

It is reported that a man in his 20s received serious injuries after being punched in the head by an unknown man, who was part of a group of people. The victim had been walking along High Street in Sittingbourne, in the direction of Rainham, when the incident occurred, at around 2am on Sunday 27th July.

Kent Police Receives 100 New Cuddly Recruits

Kent Police Receives 100 New Cuddly Recruits

Kent Police has taken on 100 new cuddly recruits thanks to a generous donation by the Swale Knit and Natter Group.

Police Constable Darren Chapman visited members of the group in Sittingbourne on Wednesday 27th August to receive the new cuddly toys, which will be used under the Roads Policing Unit's Trauma Teddies scheme.

All traffic vehicles now carry the Trauma Teddies which are given to youngsters up to the age of six when they are trapped in a vehicle or involved in a collision either as a passenger or pedestrian.

Teenagers Charged With Sittingbourne Burglaries

Teenagers Charged With Sittingbourne Burglaries

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with burglaries in Sittingbourne.

The pair - a 17-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy, both from Orpington - were arrested after officers, investigating a reported burglary at an address in Jacinth Drive, located a suspicious vehicle on the A249 at around 12.50am on Thursday 21st August.

Patrols stopped the vehicle on the M2 London-bound and arrested both boys.

Local Clinic Achieves Prestigious Award

Local Clinic Achieves Prestigious Award

The Julie Gamble Advanced Skin & Hair Removal Clinic, on the High Street here in Sittingbourne, is celebrating after attaining the prestigious 'Dermalogica Circle' award.

The award is designed to recognise and reward stockists of the Dermalogica brand for their commitment to training and clinical excellence within their business.

Thomas The Bull Terrier Found New Home

Thomas The Bull Terrier Found New Home

A badly injured Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Thomas has been found a new home in Sittingbourne, thanks to a record 90,000 views made to Swale Borough Council's Facebook page.

It follows the harrowing story of the 5-year-old dog, which was left badly stabbed and tied to a railing just off Thomas Road in Murston and featured in a news stroy on your local community radio station 106.9 SFM.

Town Centre Affected By Storm Flooding Again

Town Centre Affected By Storm Flooding Again

Sittingbourne has been badly affected by flooding, yet again, following a deluge in the past hour.

The worst affected areas appear to be around the bottom part of the High Street, East Street, Crown Quay Lane and both Mill Way and St Paul's Street in Milton Regis.

Stay tuned to 106.9 SFM for the latest information or follow our Twitter feed - which is also displayed on our Main Page at www.sfmradio.com.

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