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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.

Swale House Supports 'Lights-Out' In Sittingbourne

Swale House, the home of Swale Borough Council, will be leaving one light switched on from 10 - 11pm tonight (Monday 4th August) when it supports the 'Lights Out' campaign tonight.

A single light will be based on the ground floor easily viewable from anyone walking or driving by the East Street offices at that time.

Cllr Andrew Bowles, Leader of Swale Borough Council told SFM News that this was just one of a number of events the Council will be supporting during the next four years in commemoration of World War One.

"Local" Safe Recovered From The River Thames

"Local" Safe Recovered From The River Thames

Kent Police are appealing for information after a safe was recovered from the River Thames at Greenhithe.

At 8.09am on Sunday (27th July) officers received a report that two men had been witnessed throwing a safe over the seawall into the river at Sara Crescent.

The safe was recovered later that day at Denton Wharf by a specialist team. It appeared as though it had been damaged. Inside there was a set of digital scales and some other objects too water-damaged to be identified.

Mum And Son Die In Fatal Sheppey Crossing Collision

Mum And Son Die In Fatal Sheppey Crossing Collision

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision on the A249 Sheppey Crossing earlier today.

At 1.18pm this afternoon, officers were notified of a collision between a red car and a white pick-up style transit in the Sittingbourne-bound carriageway.

The driver of the red car, a 42-year-old woman from Sheerness and her 8-year-old son died in the incident. A 6-year-old boy was hurt and taken to a London hospital for treatment his injuries which are described as being minor.

Police Rural Day Of Action Leads To Warrants

Police Rural Day Of Action Leads To Warrants

Kent Police officers have executed a series of warrants as part of their ongoing work to crackdown on rural crime across the borough.

The latest "Operation Nonagon" took place on Thursday 5th June and saw the Rural Partnership Team working alongside local officers from Sittingbourne Police Station. 

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