Issue 1629

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Monday 28th January

  • Tribute to much loved daughter following fatal collision
  • Two cemeteries in Folkestone area are targeted by thieves
  • Witness appeal following fatal collision at Lamberhurst
  • Appeal following fatal collision near Tonbridge
  • Witnesses sought after lorry damaged in Ashford
  • Appeal after collision on M2 near Faversham
  • Witnesses sought to burglaries in Dover, Folkestone and Ashford
  • Officers appeal for witnesses to attempted cash machine theft in Maidstone

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Friday 25th January

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Monday 28th January

  • Burglar jailed after jumping from bedroom window to escape arrest in Margate
  • Drug dealer caught in Canterbury is jailed for three years
  • Margate axe attacker jailed for five years
  • Medway burglar jailed after sock left at crime scene
  • Thanet thief jailed for two years
  • Former Maidstone man jailed over online grooming offences

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Monday 28th January

  • More than 75 firearms handed in to date during firearms surrender
  • Stolen dog reunited with family after four years
  • London man charged with robbery in Canterbury
  • Money laundering suspects charged over £900K cash discovery
  • Stolen vehicles found inside lorry in Higham
  • River rescue officers recognised at west Kent awards
  • Officers and staff honoured at serious crime awards

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Friday 25th January

  • Recall: Lynx The Golden Year / Black, both with floating / shower speaker

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Sunday 27th January

  • Single car RTC - Sevenoaks
  • Fire in static caravan - Sheerness
  • Domestic garage fire - Cliffe
  • Tumble dyer fire in Bearsted
  • Update: Tractor fire on Detling Hill

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Monday 28th January

  • Kent and Medway stroke review meeting on 14 February
  • Stay Alive app helping people in Kent and Medway
  • Help us help you to keep warm and well this winter
  • Pharmacy opening times for west Kent on New Years Day
  • Help us help you and think pharmacy first over the New Year in west Kent

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Tuesday 29th January

  • DHL ‘Package on the Way’ Malware Email

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Monday 28th January

  • Evolution Foods recalls three products because of undeclared sulphites

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Honda To Recall Popular UK Models Due To Explosive Airbag Fault

Takata airbag extended - is your car affected?

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.


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Saga Withdraws Platinum Credit Card - Are You Affected?

Customers told to repay their balance by end of March

What to do if you have an outstanding balance on your Saga credit card

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.


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Estimated 1.5 Million British Passports Won't Be Valid For Travel To Europe In No-deal Brexit

Some passports with fifteen months left before expiration won't be valid

How to check if your passport is valid for travel

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.


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Volvo Recall: Fuel Line Leaks Affect More Than 30,000 UK Cars

Possibility of cracks in the fuel lines of the Volvo V40, V60, V70 and other models could present a serious fire safety risk

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.


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I Lost My Life Savings To Scammers

Consumers are being targeted in a new bank transfer scam. Our guest author Emma Harper speaks out after losing nearly £20,000 to the scammers...

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.


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How Easy Is It To Steal Your Car?

Four of the UK's top five best-selling cars, plus hundreds of other models, can easily be stolen by thieves

Is your car affected by the relay attack?

Click HERE for full details on the Consumers' Association (Which?) website.


Sevenoaks and Swanley


We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Ash and New Ash Green
Manor Forstal
in New Ash Green
On Friday 28th of December between 7:00pm and 8:06pm. Someone attempted to break into a Citroen Berlingo van parked in the road. No access gained.
Halstead, Knockholt and Badgers Mount
Main Road
in Knockholt
Between 6:00pm on Thursday 24th of January and 8:30am on Friday 25th of January. An Iveco LWB van parked in the road was broken into and tools were stolen.
Pound Lane
in Knockholt
Between 10:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of January and 8:00am on Friday 25th of January. Two sheds at a residential property were broken into and items were stolen.
Pound Lane
in Knockholt
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 23rd of January and 9:51am on Thursday 24th of January. A shed at a residential property was broken into and gardening equipment was stolen.
Hextable
Main Road
in Hextable
On Thursday 24th of January between 2:30am and 2:47am. A shop was broken into and cigarettes were stolen.
Otford and Shoreham
Rye Lane
in Otford
Between 12:00am on Tuesday 1st of January and 12:00am on Wednesday 23rd of January. Someone attempted to break into a residential property damaging a door. No access gained.
Pilgrims Way East
in Otford
Between 7:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of January and 9:37am on Thursday 24th of January. A garage at a residential property was broken into and a bicycle was stolen. A car parked outside the garage was also broken into and searched but nothing seems to have been taken.
Tudor Crescent
in Otford
Between 4:30pm on Wednesday 23rd of January and 7:30am on Thursday 24th of January. A shed at a residential property was broken into. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Mildmay Place
in Shoreham
Between 4:30pm on Thursday 24th of January and 8:15am on Friday 25th of January. A Ford Transit van parked in the road was broken into and tools were stolen.
Seal and Weald
Windmill Road
in Weald
On Monday 31st of December between 12:01am and 10:10pm. Two Toyota saloons were broken into damaging the doors. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Sevenoaks Northern
Seal Road
in Sevenoaks
On Sunday 30th of December between 9:30pm and 10:30pm. A Kona mountain bike, white with orange writing, was stolen from outside a shop.
Sevenoaks Town and St. John's
Golding Road
in Sevenoaks
Between 5:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of January and 5:00pm on Thursday 24th of January. Someone broke open the bonnet of a VW camper van parked in the road and cut the cables to the battery.
Swanley St. Mary
St. Marys Road
in Swanley
On Wednesday 23rd of January around 5:00pm. A window was smashed in a residential property.
Swanley White Oak
Walnut Way
in Swanley
On Sunday 6th of January around 7:40pm. A tricycle was stolen from where it was secured outside a property. It was later found nearby.
Northview
in Swanley
On Friday 28th of December between 8:15pm and 9:15pm. Several vehicles parked in the road were damaged.
Alexandra Close
in Swanley
On Friday 28th of December between 8:15pm and 9:15pm. A Vauxhall Corsa parked in the road was damaged. Apparently someone jumped on it.
Alexandra Close
in Swanley
On Friday 28th of December between 8:15pm and 9:15pm. Several vehicles parked in the road were damaged.
Westerham and Crockham Hill
Croydon Road
in Westerham
Between 3:30pm on Wednesday 23rd of January and 9:00am on Thursday 24th of January. A tractor and trailer were stolen from the woods.

Tonbridge and Malling


We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Borough Green and Long Mill
Hunts Farm Close
in Borough Green
On Thursday 24th of January around 10:40pm. Two men were seen attempting to break into a Ford Transit van parked in the road. They left when challenged by the owner. No access gained and no damage caused.
Burham and Wouldham
High Street
in Wouldham
On Tuesday 22nd of January around 3:07am. A shed at a residential property was broken into and a drill was stolen.
Church Street
in Burham
Between 12:00pm on Thursday 17th of January and 12:00pm on Thursday 24th of January. A shed at a residential property was broken into and power tools were stolen.
Castle
Shipbourne Road
Between 1:00am on Monday 24th of December and 2:45pm on Monday 31st of December. Fencing was damaged at a field.
East Malling
Lavender Road
in East Malling and Larkfield
Between 12:01am on Saturday 19th of January and 3:00pm on Thursday 24th of January. A white Ford Transit camper van, VE05***, was stolen from a drive.
Hadlow and East Peckham
Blackmans Lane
in Hadlow
Between 10:45pm on Tuesday 22nd of January and 3:45am on Wednesday 23rd of January. A garage at a water treatment works was broken into and a Honda pump was stolen.
Maidstone Road
in Hadlow
On Thursday 24th of January around 12:30pm. A Peugot Boxer van, MA15***, was stolen while the driver was delivering a parcel.
Judd
Masefield Way
Between 12:01am on Thursday 27th of December and 10:34am on Friday 28th of December. A BT phone box was vandalised.
Kings Hill
Alexander Grove
in Kings Hill
On Monday 21st of January between 9:30am and 11:15am. A van parked in the road was broken into and various tools were stolen.
Tower View
in Kings Hill
On Friday 4th of January around 12:15pm. A parcel was stolen from outside a residential property.
Milton Lane
in Kings Hill
Between 12:01am on Tuesday 15th of January and 9:40am on Tuesday 22nd of January. The front number plate was stolen from a Volvo V60 parked in the road.
Snodland East and Ham Hill
Church Field
in Snodland
On Saturday 12th of January between 4:00pm and 4:30pm. A window was smashed at a residential property possibly by an airgun pellet.
Thomson Close
in Snodland
Between 10:00pm on Saturday 29th of December and 11:00am on Sunday 30th of December. Two tyres were slashed on a vehicle parked in the road.
Snodland West and Holborough Lakes
Poynder Drive
in Snodland
On Saturday 29th of December around 12:00am. A Toyota RAV4 parked in the road was broken into and a dash-cam was stolen.

Tunbridge Wells

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Saturday 26th January

  • Roadworks at Civic Way, Royal Tunbridge Wells

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Benenden and Cranbrook
Town Meadow
in Cranbrook & Sissinghurst
On Thursday 24th of January between 4:40pm and 7:30pm. A residential property was broken into and jewellery was stolen.
Campion Crescent
in Cranbrook & Sissinghurst
On Thursday 24th of January between 4:05pm and 7:45pm. Someone attempted to break into a residential property damaging the front door. No access gained.
Brenchley and Horsmonden
Small Bridge Road
in Horsmonden
Between 5:00pm on Friday 18th of January and 7:00am on Monday 21st of January. Someone broke into a Water Abstraction site and two saws were stolen.
Small Bridge Road
in Horsmonden
Between 5:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of January and 7:00am on Thursday 24th of January. Someone tried to break into a water pumping station causing damage to a fence and a container. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Culverden
Church Road
Between 9:00pm on Monday 21st of January and 9:00am on Tuesday 22nd of January. A poster was vandalised. It was attached to the gate at the entrance to Trinity Theatre.
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst
Ockley Lane
in Hawkhurst
On Sunday 30th of December around 2:22pm. A window was smashed at a residential property and a car was also damaged.
Paddock Wood West
Fuggles Close
in Paddock Wood
On Friday 28th of December around 7:27pm. A vehicle parked in the road had windows smashed.
Park
Royal Victoria Place
On Friday 11th of January between 10:25am and 10:40am. A VW Beetle parked in a car park was keyed.
Sherwood
Apple Tree Lane
On Thursday 24th of January around 8:48pm. Fencing was damaged at a residential property.
Southborough and High Brooms
Prospect Road
in Southborough
Between 9:30pm on Thursday 24th of January and 11:13am on Friday 25th of January. The rear windscreen of a Mitsubishi L200 parked in the road was smashed.
Andrew Road
in Southborough
On Monday 31st of December between 12:01am and 9:07pm. A mountain bike was stolen from the rear garden of a residential property.
St. John's
Upper Grosvenor Road
On Tuesday 1st of January around 12:20am. A window was smashed at a residential property.

Maidstone

Checked : Tuesday 29th January. Updated : Saturday 26th January

  • MBC accelerating electric vehicle charging bays in town

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Bearsted
Yeoman Way
in Bearsted
On Thursday 24th of January between 3:00am and 6:00am. A residential property was broken into. An orange/black Carrera bicycle was stolen.
Boxley
Chatham Road
in Boxley
On Thursday 24th of January between 11:30pm and 11:59pm. Three containers at a golf club were broken into. Fuel and other items were stolen.
East
St. Lukes Road
Between 5:00pm on Saturday 19th of January and 9:00am on Sunday 20th of January. A Vauxhall Astra parked in the road was entered and items were stolen.
Allen Street
On Monday 31st of December between 12:01am and 11:59pm. The wiper of a vehicle parked in the road was damaged.
Fant
Tonbridge Road
Between 8:00am on Tuesday 22nd of January and 7:00am on Wednesday 23rd of January. A shed at the park was broken into. Unsure whether anything has been stolen.
The Broadway
Between 12:00am on Saturday 12th of January and 12:00am on Sunday 13th of January. A Volvo parked in the road was broken into and tools were stolen.
Harrietsham and Lenham
Lenham Road
in Lenham
On Saturday 29th of December between 9:00pm and 10:00pm. The windows were damaged on a vehicle parked in the road.
Headcorn
Eastwood Road
in Ulcombe
On Wednesday 23rd of January around 8:12pm. Two men were seen breaking into a business compound and building. They were disturbed and left. Nothing appears to have been taken.
High Street
Coombe Road
Between 10:00pm on Sunday 20th of January and 7:30am on Monday 21st of January. A van parked in the road was broken into and drills were stolen.
Quarry Road
On Sunday 30th of December between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. A window was damaged at a residential property causing a small hole in the outer pane.
Bank Street
On Friday 25th of January between 3:36am and 4:00am. Someone broke into a public house and stole cash from fruit machines.
Leeds
Gravelly Bottom Road
in Broomfield and Kingswood
On Sunday 30th of December between 12:01am and 12:04pm. Aluminium guttering was stolen from a farm.
Marden and Yalding
Hampstead Lane
in Nettlestead
Between 12:01am on Saturday 15th of December and 3:35pm on Saturday 29th of December. A single axle trailer was stolen from where it was left on land at the back of a property.
Shepway South
Northumberland Road
On Wednesday 23rd of January around 7:19pm. Two men were seen attempting to break into a residential property but failed. They broke into the garage.It is not known if anything was taken.
Northumberland Road
On Monday 31st of December between 5:30pm and 5:45pm. Youths were seen kicking a shop window. No damage caused.