Tuesday 29th October 2019

Issue 1707

Checked : Tuesday 29th October. Updated : Tuesday 29th October

  • Burglary appeal after masked men target Sittingbourne home
  • Appeal after woman sustains fractured skull in Folkestone

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

  • Husband guilty of murdering pregnant wife 20 years ago
  • Robber who targeted Medway businesses is jailed
  • Ashford man charged with seven offences
  • Ben Lacomba guilty of murdering New Ash Green mother-of-five Sarah Wellgreen
  • Chatham teenager jailed for knife assault
  • Proactive arrest leads to jail for Maidstone drug dealer
  • Gillingham woman jailed for robbing pensioner
  • Man charged with assaulting police officer

Checked : Monday 28th October. Updated : Monday 28th October

  • Update: Crews tackle commercial building fire in Ashford
  • Chimney fire in Margate

Checked : Monday 28th October. Updated : Saturday 26th October

  • Kent celebrates National Care Leavers’ Week
  • Kent Poppy Appeal launch

Checked : Monday 28th October. Updated : Friday 25th October

  • Travelling to your appointment, if we leave the European Union

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

  • Action Fraud warns of Amazon Prime scam that has cost victims over £400,000 in two months

Checked : Monday 28th October. Updated : Monday 28th October

  • ‘Free Basket of Cadbury Chocolate’ Facebook Scams Continue
  • WhatsApp ‘1000 GB Free Internet’ Scam Message

Checked : Monday 28th October. Updated : Monday 28th October

  • Recall: Lidl GB - Baresa - Green Pesto Alla Genovese
  • Recall: Spartan Protein - various products
  • Recall: LSHK - Aqua Magic Mat
  • Recall: Aooshine - box of six E14 lamps (light bulbs)
  • Recall: Aooshine - box of six E27 lamps (light bulbs)
  • Recall: Pest Killer (electrical insect killer)
  • Recall: TK Maxx / Homesense - Litaly Wafer Rolls
  • Recall: Various Stubb's products
  • Recall: Co-op - Bakery Short Crust Mince Pie 4s

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

  • McCormick France recalls products from its STUBB’S range because of undeclared mustard
  • Lidl GB recalls Baresa Green Pesto Alla Genovese because of undeclared peanuts
  • Spartan Protein recalls various products because of incorrect allergen labelling
  • Co-op recalls Bakery Short Crust Mince Pie 4s because of undeclared barley (gluten)

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Scam Watch: Lured By 'lottery Winner' On Instagram

An Instagram account has been sending private messages promising $50,000 of lottery winnings to its first 50k followers. It's a scam, and this is how it works.

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

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Message From Pria Webster The West Kent NhW Liaison Officer

Members of Neighbourhood Watch have approached me in the past regarding details of new scams and how to deal with them . May I direct you to a quick and easy 20 minute e-learning package on the Friends against Scams website accessible via the link below...

Click HERE for full details on the Friends against Scams website.

Sevenoaks and Swanley

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Ash and New Ash Green
Lambardes
in Ash-cum-ridley
On Friday 25th of October between 11:30am and 9:00pm. Somebody stole both number plates from a Ford Eco parked in the road.
Millfield
in Ash-cum-ridley
On Saturday 26th of October between 12:00pm and 5:00pm. Somebody broke into a Ford Fiesta parked in the road. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Millfield
in Ash-cum-ridley
On Saturday 26th of October between 4:00am and 6:30pm. Somebody smashed the front windows of a Citroen C1 parked in the road. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Brasted, Chevening and Sundridge
Chevening Road
in Chevening
On Friday 25th of October around 1:00am. Somebody broke into a residential property and stole a flat-screen Samsung 55in TV. They stole a black Mini Cooper, SL59***, and a blue BMW 4 series, LV16***, using keys taken from the house.
Cowden and Hever
Horse Shoe Green
in Edenbridge
Between 10:00pm on Thursday 24th of October and 8:00am on Friday 25th of October. Somebody broke into a residential property. They stole a grey Volvo XC60, YY15***, using keys taken from inside.
Spode Lane
in Cowden
Between 12:01am on Tuesday 22nd of October and 7:00am on Sunday 27th of October. Somebody broke into a garage at a residential property. It is not yet known what, if anything, was stolen.
Roodlands Lane
in Hever
Between 12:01am on Friday 25th of October and 4:00pm on Saturday 26th of October. Somebody broke into a garage at a residential property.
Edenbridge North and East
Four Elms Road
in Edenbridge
On Thursday 8th of August between 10:50pm and 11:20pm. Somebody attempted to steal a vehicle leaving the steering wheel lock broken and the ignition tampered with.
Station Road
in Edenbridge
On Friday 25th of October around 7:10pm. Somebody broke into a residential property.
Edenbridge South and West
Lydens Lane
in Edenbridge
Between 5:30pm on Friday 25th of October and 9:30am on Saturday 26th of October. Somebody damaged two farm gates and gate posts.
Eynsford
Station Road
in Eynsford
On Wednesday 23rd of October between 12:10pm and 2:28pm. Somebody broke into a property and stole a fake Rolex watch.
Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth
Rabbits Road
in Horton Kirby and South Darenth
Between 12:01am on Thursday 17th of October and 7:47pm on Friday 18th of October. Window damaged by thrown rocks
Montgomery Road
in Horton Kirby and South Darenth
Between 12:01am on Friday 18th of October and 10:00am on Saturday 26th of October. Somebody broke into a residential property.
Hartley and Hodsoll Street
Ash Road
in Hartley
On Tuesday 22nd of October between 6:12pm and 7:12pm. Somebody broke into a shed on allotments by setting fire to it. They stole a tool box and gardening equipment.
Beechlands Close
in Hartley
On Thursday 24th of October between 10:50am and 11:03am. Somebody tried to break into a van parked in the road. They left when challenged by the owner.
Bedford Square
in Longfield
Between 3:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of October and 2:19pm on Saturday 26th of October. Somebody stole both number plates from a Kio Picanto parked in the road.
Kemsing
Cotmans Ash Lane
in Kemsing
Between 6:00pm on Friday 25th of October and 7:00am on Saturday 26th of October. Somebody broke into a stables and stole various items of horse riding equipment.
Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway
Knotley Hall Cottages
in Leigh
Between 11:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of October and 8:19am on Thursday 24th of October. Somebody broke in to a shed. Agricultural equipment including a lawn mower and hedge cutters have been stolen.
Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone
Sandfield Road
in Penshurst
Between 9:30pm on Tuesday 22nd of October and 4:30am on Wednesday 23rd of October. Somebody broke into a garage. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Seal and Weald
Childsbridge Lane
in Seal
Between 6:00pm on Tuesday 22nd of October and 12:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of October. Somebody has stolen a Suzuki Jimny LY14***.
Scabharbour Road
in Weald
Between 10:00pm on Tuesday 22nd of October and 6:30am on Wednesday 23rd of October. Somebody broke into an outhouse and stole a number of items including a quad bike and various tools.
Sevenoaks Eastern
St. Johns Hill
in Sevenoaks
Between 10:00pm on Thursday 24th of October and 8:20am on Friday 25th of October. Somebody ripped lead off a porch roof and windows at a residential property. They left the lead behind when they left.
Seal Road
in Sevenoaks
Between 8:30pm on Saturday 26th of October and 1:44pm on Sunday 27th of October. A blue Suzuki Jimmy PG04*** was stolen.
Sevenoaks Kippington
London Road
in Sevenoaks
On Wednesday 23rd of October between 4:50pm and 5:10pm. A catalytic converter has been stolen from a Lexus RX400.
Sevenoaks Northern
Lambarde Road
in Sevenoaks And Swanley
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 16th of October and 11:50am on Saturday 26th of October. Somebody broke into a residential property and searched it. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Sevenoaks Town and St. John's
High Street
in Sevenoaks
On Wednesday 23rd of October between 3:40pm and 5:40pm. A catalytic converter has been stolen from a Toyota Prius.
High Street
in Sevenoaks
On Wednesday 23rd of October between 7:45am and 5:15pm. A catalytic converter and some sensors were stolen from a Honda Jazz.
St. Johns Road
in Sevenoaks
On Friday 25th of October between 10:00am and 10:22am. Somebody stole lead from a church roof.
Bradbourne Park Road
in Sevenoaks
On Thursday 24th of October between 8:45am and 6:15pm. Somebody stole the catalytic converter from a Honda Jazz parked in the road.
London Road
in Sevenoaks
On Friday 25th of October around 4:56pm. Somebody stole lead from the roof of a building.
Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village
Highlands Hill
in Swanley
On Sunday 27th of October between 1:00am and 1:41am. Somebody broke into a residential property. They were interrupted by an alarm being activated.
Swanley White Oak
Hollytree Avenue
in Swanley
On Thursday 17th of October around 12:00am. Conservatory damaged by thrown rocks
London Road
in Swanley
On Tuesday 22nd of October between 5:30pm and 10:50pm. Somebody has stolen a Ford vehicle YA14***.
Wisteria Gardens
in Swanley
Between 8:30pm on Wednesday 23rd of October and 5:20am on Thursday 24th of October. A Peugeot campervan has been stolen VX0***
Westerham and Crockham Hill
High Street
in Westerham
On Wednesday 23rd of October between 9:00am and 6:00pm. A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle.
High Street
in Westerham
On Wednesday 23rd of October between 12:01am and 11:59pm. Somebody stole the catalytic converter from a Toyota Auris parked in the road.
The Flyers Way
in Sevenoaks And Swanley
On Thursday 17th of October between 12:00pm and 1:00pm. Somebody stole a quantity of money and a key for a forklift truck.

Tonbridge and Malling

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

  • Food safety is a priority with Council's Allergen Control Course

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Borough Green and Long Mill
High Street
in Borough Green
Between 5:10pm on Thursday 24th of October and 9:06am on Friday 25th of October. Somebody damaged a window of a shop front.
Burham and Wouldham
Black Robin Lane
in Wouldham
Between 10:00pm on Thursday 24th of October and 7:36am on Friday 25th of October. Somebody threw paint over a vehicle parked in a driveway.
High Street
in Wouldham
Between 10:00pm on Saturday 26th of October and 10:30am on Sunday 27th of October. Somebody broke into a shed at a residential property. It is not yet known what, if anything, was stolen.
Cage Green
Landseer Close
On Saturday 26th of October between 5:30am and 10:39am. Burglary by deception. A purse was stolen.
Ditton
Woodlands Road
in Ditton
On Saturday 26th of October around 10:50pm. Somebody put a firework through the letterbox of a residential property.
Downs and Mereworth
Aldon Lane
in Addington
On Monday 21st of October between 10:44pm and 11:14pm. Somebody stole an articulated trailer.
Swanton Road
in West Peckham
Between 10:30pm on Wednesday 23rd of October and 8:00am on Thursday 24th of October. Somebody stole a blue Audi, GK66***, from the road.
East Malling
Catlyn Close
in East Malling and Larkfield
On Thursday 24th of October around 2:30pm. Somebody damaged a window at a residential property.
The Rocks Road
in East Malling and Larkfield
On Sunday 27th of October between 10:30am and 6:45pm. Somebody stole both number plates from a vehicle parked in the road.
Higham
Wilson Road
Between 9:30am on Tuesday 22nd of October and 10:46am on Thursday 24th of October. Somebody keyed a Nissan Note
Larkfield North
Masefield Road
in East Malling and Larkfield
Between 12:01am on Tuesday 1st of October and 12:42pm on Wednesday 23rd of October. Somebody broke into a residential property and stole three phones.
Bates Close
in East Malling & Larkfield
On Saturday 26th of October around 3:37am. Somebody threw a brick through the kitchen window of a residential property.
Medway
Goldsmid Road
On Saturday 19th of October around 10:20pm. Somebody keyed a vehicle parked in the road.
Snodland East and Ham Hill
Simpson Road
in Snodland
On Thursday 24th of October between 9:00am and 3:30pm. Somebody smashed the kitchen window of a residential property. No access was gained.
Malling Road
in Snodland
On Monday 21st of October around 1:26am. Two minibuses were broken into to. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Hollow Lane
in Snodland
On Thursday 24th of October between 2:30pm and 4:00pm. Somebody smashed the windscreen of a Ford Focus.
Simpson Road
in Snodland
Between 8:00pm on Thursday 24th of October and 6:45am on Friday 25th of October. Somebody smashed the rear window of a BMW X3 parked in the road.
No Road Name
in Snodland
On Thursday 24th of October between 11:00am and 5:00pm. Somebody stole the catalytic converter from a Lexus parked in a car park.
Cantium Place
in Snodland
On Monday 21st of October between 9:30am and 12:00pm. Somebody smashed the sunroof of a Peugot 5008 parked in the road.
Trench
Trench Road
Between 7:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of October and 2:00pm on Thursday 24th of October. Somebody slashed three tyres of a vehicle parked in the road.
West Malling and Leybourne
Hawley Drive
in Leybourne
On Thursday 24th of October between 1:00pm and 1:23pm. Apples were thrown at a window of a residential property. Nothing was damaged.

Tunbridge Wells

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Brenchley and Horsmonden
Bramble Reed Lane
in Brenchley
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 23rd of October and 2:36pm on Friday 25th of October. Somebody stole both number plates from a Mercedes Viano parked in the road.
Green Lane
in Brenchley And Matfield
Between 12:01am on Sunday 20th of October and 4:36pm on Sunday 27th of October. Somebody broke into a shed at a residential property. It is not yet known what, if anything, was stolen.
Capel
Sherenden Road
in Capel
On Thursday 17th of October between 12:01am and 11:59pm. Batteries were stolen from a telephone mast and the door of a porta-cabin was damaged.
Culverden
Amherst Road
Between 8:30pm on Tuesday 22nd of October and 4:20pm on Wednesday 23rd of October. Somebody stole both number plates from a vehicle parked in the road.
York Road
On Thursday 24th of October between 10:45pm and 11:10pm. Somebody damaged a door in the communal area of residential flats.
St. Johns Road
On Thursday 24th of October between 9:45am and 4:00pm. Somebody stole the catalytic converter from a Lexus RX400 parked in the road.
Molyneux Park Road
On Friday 25th of October around 9:20pm. Somebody broke into a residential property and stole jewellery.
Frittenden and Sissinghurst
Chestnut Close
in Frittenden
Between 12:01am on Tuesday 22nd of October and 5:11pm on Wednesday 23rd of October. Somebody tried to break into a van. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst
Tattlebury Lane
in Goudhurst
On Thursday 24th of October between 2:00pm and 2:20pm. Somebody broke into a residential property by smashing a front window. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Town Hill
in Lamberhurst
On Friday 25th of October between 11:00am and 11:18am. Somebody entered a Mercedes Sprinter van parked in the road and stole various personal items.
Pantiles and St. Mark's
Old Gardens Close
Between 12:01am on Thursday 24th of October and 8:50pm on Friday 25th of October. Somebody broke into a residential property. They stole jewellery and other items.
Park
Pembury Road
On Sunday 20th of October between 12:01am and 11:59pm. Somebody broke into a Range Rover Vogue parked at a supermarket and stole a cardboard box from the boot.
Pembury
Tonbridge Road
in Pembury
On Thursday 24th of October around 1:23pm. Somebody stole a catalytic converter stolen from a Lexus RX400
Sherwood
Brook Road
Between 11:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of October and 10:00am on Thursday 24th of October. Somebody threw a stone at the front door of a residential property smashing the glass.
Sandhurst Road
Between 8:00am on Friday 25th of October and 1:00pm on Saturday 26th of October. Somebody broke into a residential property and carried out a messy search. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Southborough and High Brooms
Andrew Road
in Southborough
On Wednesday 23rd of October around 8:32pm. Somebody broke the wing mirror off of a vehicle parked in the road.
Southfields Way
in Southborough
On Thursday 24th of October around 8:22am. Somebody broke into a residential property. They stole a silver VW Golf, MT18***, using keys taken from the house.
Powder Mill Lane
in Southborough
On Saturday 26th of October around 6:42pm. Somebody stole an iPhone 6 from a vehicle parked on a residential drive,
Speldhurst and Bidborough
Northfields
in Speldhurst
On Tuesday 22nd of October between 6:00am and 11:00pm. Somebody slashed the tyres of a vehicle parked in the road.
St. John's
St. Johns Road
On Saturday 19th of October between 3:40pm and 6:40pm. Somebody scratched a vehicle parked in a car park.

Maidstone

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Barming
Abingdon Road
in Barming
Between 6:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of October and 2:49pm on Thursday 24th of October. Somebody slashed the tyres of two vehicles.
Abingdon Road
in Barming
Between 5:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of October and 6:00am on Thursday 24th of October. Somebody slashed the tyres of a vehicle.
Bearsted
Clarendon Close
in Bearsted
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 2nd of October and 9:00am on Wednesday 23rd of October. Somebody has stolen a Peugeot 207 GJ11***.
Boxley
Bearsted Road
in Boxley
On Thursday 24th of October between 2:00pm and 6:50pm. Somebody stole both number plates from a VW Golf parked in the road.
Coxheath and Hunton
Bensted Close
in Hunton
On Thursday 24th of October between 11:00am and 7:30pm. Somebody broke into a residential flat and searched it. They stole a CCTV system and a diary.
Waverley Close
in Coxheath
Between 8:00pm on Friday 18th of October and 8:00am on Saturday 19th of October. Somebody stole a Lambretta GP150 scooter from an alley way behind the houses.
The Priory
in East Farleigh
On Thursday 10th of October between 1:30am and 8:30pm. Somebody attempted to break into a residential property through the back door. No access gained.
Gallants Lane
in East Farleigh
Between 2:00pm on Saturday 26th of October and 10:20am on Sunday 27th of October. Somebody broke into a farm outbuilding. It is not yet known what, if anything, was stolen.
Detling and Thurnham
Detling Hill
in Thurnham
Between 9:15pm on Friday 25th of October and 5:00am on Saturday 26th of October.
East
Snowdon Avenue
On Wednesday 23rd of October between 8:00am and 7:00pm. A catalytic converter had been stolen from a Toyota Auris.
James Street
On Friday 25th of October between 12:45pm and 3:00pm. Somebody entered a commercial unit and stole a laptop computer.
Lombardy Drive
in Boxley
On Thursday 10th of October between 12:01am and 11:59pm. Somebody broke into a residential property and stole some jewellery.
Fant
Woodford Road
On Saturday 19th of October around 6:05pm. Property door locks damaged and can no longer be locked from the outside.
Woodford Road
On Sunday 20th of October between 2:30pm and 2:51pm. Property door locks damaged and can no longer be locked from the outside.
Upper Fant Road
On Monday 21st of October around 8:47pm.
The Broadway
On Friday 25th of October around 11:52pm. Somebody threw eggs at a Fiat 500 parked in the road causing damage to the paintwork.
Hart Street
Between 2:00pm on Friday 25th of October and 12:48pm on Saturday 26th of October. Somebody stole three bicycles from a communal bike store.
Hart Street
Between 5:00pm on Friday 25th of October and 12:30pm on Sunday 27th of October. Somebody appears to have walked over a parked vehicle leaving dents in the roof.
Headcorn
Eastwood Road
in Ulcombe
On Monday 21st of October around 9:01pm. Somebody damaged wire cables.
Windmill Hill
in Ulcombe
On Thursday 24th of October between 4:00pm and 5:15pm. Somebody broke into a residential property and stole various items. A white van and two men were seen outside of the property at the time.
Heath
Hermitage Lane
On Thursday 24th of October between 9:00am and 5:19pm. Somebody stole a catalytic converter stolen from a Toyota Auris.
SAXON MEWS
On Saturday 26th of October around 4:00am. Somebody attempted to break into a residential property.
Freshland Road
Between 12:00pm on Thursday 24th of October and 12:00pm on Saturday 26th of October. Somebody broke into a vehicle parked in the road. It is not yet known what, if anything, was stolen.
High Street
River Bank Close
Between 6:00pm on Tuesday 22nd of October and 8:50am on Thursday 24th of October. Somebody stole both number plates from a vehicle.
Ashford Road
On Friday 25th of October between 1:14am and 3:05am. Somebody stole six wheels from HGV vehicles.
Postley Road
On Friday 25th of October around 12:00am. Somebody, possibly using an air gun, damaged a window of a residential property.
Coombe Road
Between 10:00pm on Sunday 20th of October and 11:36am on Wednesday 23rd of October. Somebody, possibly using an air gun, damaged a window at a residential property.
Courtenay Road
On Sunday 27th of October between 12:00pm and 6:00pm. Somebody stole a black Honda motorcycle RF17***
Loose
Church Street
in Loose
On Friday 25th of October around 4:00pm. Three young people damaged a council bin.
Marden and Yalding
Stilebridge Lane
in Marden
Between 3:30pm on Friday 25th of October and 5:00pm on Sunday 27th of October. Somebody broke into a residential property. A gold ring and coins worth £400 were taken
North
Thornhill Place
On Monday 21st of October around 12:32pm. Criminal damage to residential front door
Perry Street
Between 2:00pm on Thursday 24th of October and 7:30am on Friday 25th of October. Someone pushed a screw into the rear driver-side tyre of a Suzuki Vitara.
James Whatman Way
On Thursday 24th of October between 2:30am and 2:00pm. Somebody smashed the windscreen and keyed a Nissan Micra parked in the road.
North Downs
No Road Name
in Wormshill
Between 4:00pm on Thursday 24th of October and 12:30pm on Saturday 26th of October. Somebody broke into a residential property. It is not yet known what, if anything, was stolen.
Shepway South
Cambridge Crescent
On Thursday 24th of October between 12:01am and 9:00am. Somebody smashed a bathroom window of a residential property.
Willington Street
Between 10:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of October and 3:00pm on Thursday 24th of October. Somebody broke into a residential flat and searched it. Nothing of value appears to have been taken.
South
Launder Way
in Tovil
On Wednesday 23rd of October between 10:00pm and 10:18pm. Somebody smashed the wing mirror of a vehicle parked in the road.
Staplehurst
Couchman Green Lane
in Staplehurst
Between 4:00pm on Wednesday 23rd of October and 4:00pm on Thursday 24th of October. Somebody cut fencing and damaged 3 kiosks and a garage at a water treatment works.
Sutton Valence and Langley
South Lane
in Sutton Valence
Between 8:00pm on Tuesday 22nd of October and 5:40am on Wednesday 23rd of October. A Land Rover Discovery NH51*** has been stolen.