Tuesday 26th November 2019

Issue 1715

Checked : Tuesday 26th November. Updated : Monday 25th November

  • West Kent residents reminded to be vigilant following attempted phone scam
  • Reported rape in Rochester - man arrested
  • Appeal for witnesses after moped rider seriously injured in Chatham
  • CCTV images released in Cheriton purse theft appeal
  • Witness appeal after aggravated burglary in Ashford
  • Moped owner assaulted during theft in Sandwich
  • Burglary advice for Gravesend residents

Checked : Tuesday 26th November. Updated : Monday 25th November

  • One charged in connection with attempted robbery in Folkestone
  • Court appearance for suspected Tonbridge Wells drug dealer
  • Offender jailed for unprovoked assault on Kent Police officer
  • Shoplifter jailed for 20 supermarket thefts
  • Two robbers jailed for attacking security van driver

Checked : Tuesday 26th November. Updated : Saturday 23rd November

  • Steel signing marks significant milestone for new Whitfield Aspen Primary School site

Checked : Monday 25th November. Updated : Monday 25th November

  • Safer Internet Day: new educational resources
  • Get Safe Online Welsh language site officially launched
  • Fraudulent Snapchat account promised ‘free money’
  • It’s Charity Fraud Awareness Week
  • John and Sarah are most likely to overshare online

Checked : Tuesday 26th November. Updated : Monday 25th November

  • ‘Better Than Netflix Scams’ Targeting People In Several Countries
  • Beer Can Filled Townhouse Photographs
  • ‘Botswana Angel’ Photoshop Prank Circulating on Social Media

Checked : Monday 25th November. Updated : Monday 25th November

  • Recall: Paths - Crystal Ceiling Light
  • Recall: Xin Boa Long - FreshpackPro-QH vacuum packing machine
  • Recall: Amber jewellery for children
  • Recall: Sainsbury's Tomato and Basil Soup
  • Recall: Aldi - Ashfield Farm - British Breaded Chicken Steaks

Checked : Monday 25th November. Updated : Saturday 23rd November

  • Aldi recalls British Breaded Chicken Steaks due to undeclared milk
  • Waitrose recalls Carrot & Coriander Soup because of undeclared allergens

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Black Friday Scam Victims Lose Over £600: What To Watch Out For

Find out how to shop safely during the Black Friday discount bonanza.

How to avoid a Black Friday scam

What to do if you're scammed

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

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More Than Half Of Online Shoppers Deliveries Didn't Go To Plan Last Christmas

Know your rights if you're left nervously waiting on a delivery this year

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

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Thousands Face British Airways Delays And Cancellations

Passengers stranded as airline blames technical glitch

British Airways passenger rights to be rerouted

British Airways delays and compensation

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

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Getting Help With Caring

We explain your options for additional support if you're struggling to provide care for a partner, relative or friend.

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

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Are You Ready For The End Of Windows 7?

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 in January next year: it's time to take action

The risks of unprotected PCs

What to do if your PC won't take an upgrade

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

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Data Breaches Are One Of Many Online Threats

Steps you can take to protect your identity online

Click HERE for full details on the Mozilla website.

Sevenoaks and Swanley

Checked : Tuesday 26th November. Updated : Monday 25th November

  • FREE Festive Parking

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Crockenhill and Well Hill
Daltons Road
in Crockenhill
Between 3:00pm on Wednesday 20th of November and 1:30pm on Thursday 21st of November. Somebody broke into a shed at a residential property. A leaf blower, generator, strimmer, chain saw and padlock were stolen.
Dunton Green and Riverhead
London Road
in Dunton Green
Between 6:00pm on Tuesday 19th of November and 7:30am on Wednesday 20th of November. Somebody broke into a Ford Transit van parked in a hotel car park. They stole various tools.
Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth
High Street
in Farningham
On Wednesday 20th of November between 6:00pm and 10:20pm. Somebody stole a grey Suzuki Jimny, EJ60***, from the road.
Hartley and Hodsoll Street
Quakers Close
in Hartley
Between 9:00pm on Monday 11th of November and 5:00pm on Tuesday 12th of November. Somebody threw a sandbag at a vehicle which was taken from some roadworks.
Hextable
Main Road
in Hextable
Between 10:30pm on Monday 18th of November and 11:45am on Tuesday 19th of November. Somebody has ripped off the exhaust of a Toyota Prius.
College Road
in Hextable
On Thursday 21st of November around 2:45pm. A vehicle parked outside the church was stolen along with a quantity of donation boxes.
Sevenoaks Kippington
Gracious Lane
in Sevenoaks And Swanley
Between 12:01am on Friday 15th of November and 11:59pm on Tuesday 19th of November. Somebody stole fence panels and acoustic blankets from a residential property.
Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village
Button Street
in Swanley
On Wednesday 20th of November between 5:30pm and 9:50pm. Somebody broke into a vehicle parked in the road and moved it.
Pinks Hill
in Swanley
On Saturday 23rd of November between 12:30am and 9:11am. Somebody broke into a residential property. They took car keys and stole a grey AUDI Q3 SMR*** from outside.
Swanley St. Mary's
Southern Place
in Swanley
Between 7:00pm on Wednesday 20th of November and 7:30am on Thursday 21st of November. Somebody stole both number plates from a Honda motorbike parked in the road.
Swanley White Oak
Alexandra Close
in Swanley
On Tuesday 19th of November between 1:15am and 1:39pm. Somebody attempted to break into a residential property. The woke the resident and left when the lights were turned on. They did not get inside.

Tonbridge and Malling

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Aylesford South
Mills Road
in Aylesford
On Tuesday 19th of November between 4:50pm and 5:07pm. A pedal bike was stolen from outside the foyer.
Hall Road
in Aylesford
Between 10:00pm on Tuesday 19th of November and 6:40am on Wednesday 20th of November. Somebody stole a white Ford Transit van, HV11***, from a woks address.
Cage Green
Ridgeway Crescent
On Thursday 21st of November between 6:00pm and 8:00pm. Somebody broke into a residential property. They stole a laptop and some jewellery.
East Malling
Columbine Close
in East Malling and Larkfield
On Thursday 21st of November between 9:00am and 10:30am. Somebody broke into a residential property. Bank cards and a quantity of cash was stolen.
Hadlow and East Peckham
Three Elm Lane
in Hadlow
Between 12:01am on Saturday 16th of November and 7:30am on Tuesday 19th of November. Somebody attempted to saw off the catalytic converter from a vehicle parked in the road.
Three Elm Lane
in Hadlow
Between 6:00pm on Tuesday 19th of November and 10:30am on Wednesday 20th of November. Somebody smashed the rear windscreen of a Ford saloon parked in the road.
Larkfield North
New Hythe Lane
in East Malling and Larkfield
Between 11:30am on Wednesday 20th of November and 3:30am on Thursday 21st of November. Somebody broke into a residential property. A handbag, car keys and a Seat Mii were stolen.
Medway
Priory Road
Between 12:01am on Friday 22nd of November and 11:09am on Saturday 23rd of November. Somebody broke the wing mirror off a vehicle parked in the road.
West Malling and Leybourne
Swan Street
in West Malling
On Thursday 21st of November around 12:00am. Somebody broke into a shop. The owner has not provided a list of stolen items, if any.
Hawthorn Grove
in Leybourne
Between 6:30pm on Tuesday 19th of November and 5:00am on Wednesday 20th of November. Somebody stole both number plates from a vehicle parked in the road.

Tunbridge Wells

Checked : Tuesday 26th November. Updated : Tuesday 26th November

  • Community Alcohol Partnership Launched in Tunbridge Wells

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Brenchley and Horsmonden
Maidstone Road
in Horsmonden
Between 3:30am on Thursday 21st of November and 8:30am on Friday 22nd of November. Somebody damaged brick pillars and the surrounding fence at a residential property.
Capel
Pembury Road
in Capel
Between 6:00pm on Tuesday 12th of November and 8:00am on Wednesday 13th of November. Somebody broke into a commercial yard and dumped rubbish.
Culverden
Woodbury Park Road
On Wednesday 20th of November between 12:01am and 2:28pm. Somebody damaged the rear tyres of a vehicle parked in the road.
Connaught Way
Between 12:00pm on Monday 4th of November and 8:35pm on Friday 22nd of November. Somebody broke into a residential property. They stole a laptop and other electrical items.
Paddock Wood West
Alliance Way
in Paddock Wood
Between 9:00pm on Monday 11th of November and 9:30pm on Thursday 14th of November. Somebody broke into a residential property. They do not appear to have taken anything.
Alliance Way
in Paddock Wood
Between 12:01am on Tuesday 1st of October and 9:30pm on Thursday 14th of November. Somebody has damaged and broken off the wing mirror and broken the windscreen of a vehicle.
Park
Pembury Road
On Monday 18th of November around 11:00pm. Somebody stole lead from the roof.
Southborough and High Brooms
London Road
in Southborough
On Thursday 21st of November between 12:15pm and 2:30pm. Somebody keyed a Mini Cooper parked in the road on the passenger and driver's doors.
Speldhurst and Bidborough
Asher Reeds
in Speldhurst
On Friday 22nd of November between 8:45am and 7:00pm. Somebody broke into a residential property. They stole several items, including a watch and other jewellery.
Langton Road
in Speldhurst
Between 10:00pm on Tuesday 19th of November and 6:00pm on Wednesday 20th of November. Somebody stole lead from the roof of a residential property.
Bidborough Ridge
in Bidborough
On Thursday 21st of November between 5:45pm and 6:45pm. Somebody broke into a residential property. The owner has not provided a list of stolen items, if any.
St. John's
South View Road
On Thursday 21st of November around 1:28am. Somebody slashed the tyres and smashed the windscreen of a VW Caddy parked in the road.

Maidstone

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Barming
Carpenters Close
in Barming
Between 12:00pm on Tuesday 19th of November and 1:00pm on Wednesday 20th of November. Somebody keyed a vehicle parked in the road.
Bearsted
The Green
in Bearsted
On Tuesday 19th of November between 8:00am and 8:16am. Somebody stole a black Lexus, RV69***, from the road.
Boxley
Lodge Road
in Boxley
Between 9:00am on Tuesday 19th of November and 1:58pm on Wednesday 20th of November. Somebody entered a commercial building. They stole a leaf blower, a hedge trimmer and other gardening equipment.
Allington Lock
in Sandling
On Wednesday 20th of November between 9:30pm and 10:02pm. Somebody broke into a Ford Transit van parked at a restaurant and stole tools from inside.
Bridge
London Road
On Thursday 21st of November between 3:00pm and 4:00pm. A group of young people fired a stone the windscreen of a Range Rover with a catapult. It smashed the windscreen.
Tonbridge Road
Between 10:48pm on Friday 22nd of November and 5:14am on Saturday 23rd of November. Somebody keyed a Seat Ibiza parked in the road.
East
Bedgebury Close
On Tuesday 19th of November between 1:00pm and 1:54pm. A jet washer and mountain bikes were stolen from the garden.
Coral Park
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 6th of November and 10:45pm on Wednesday 20th of November. Somebody keyed a vehicle parked in the road.
Wheeler Street
On Wednesday 20th of November between 10:00pm and 10:30pm. A group of young people smashed the rear passenger side window of a Ford Mondeo parked in the road.
Littlebourne Road
Between 7:00pm on Tuesday 19th of November and 8:00pm on Wednesday 20th of November. Somebody stole an orange Honda CBR125 motorbike, GY12***, from a garden.
Harrietsham and Lenham
Ashford Road
in Lenham
On Saturday 23rd of November around 12:15am. Somebody damaged a gate and a wall at a farm.
Heath
Heath Road
Between 5:00pm on Tuesday 19th of November and 6:00am on Wednesday 20th of November. Somebody broke into a shed and stole an electric saw.
High Street
Mote Road
Between 9:00am on Monday 18th of November and 10:00am on Tuesday 19th of November. An aluminium led was stolen from a back garden
High Street
Between 3:56pm on Friday 15th of November and 3:59pm on Tuesday 19th of November. Somebody broke into a residential property. A shopping trolley, bank cards and a quantity of cash was stolen.
Leeds
Ashford Road
in Leeds
Between 6:00pm on Wednesday 20th of November and 6:30am on Thursday 21st of November. Somebody attempted to break into a Peugeot van parked in a hotel car park. They damaged the rear doors.
Ashford Road
in Leeds
Between 6:00pm on Wednesday 20th of November and 10:01am on Thursday 21st of November. Somebody broke into a Renault Master van parked in a hotel car park. They stole beer and wine from inside.
Ashford Road
in Leeds
Between 6:00pm on Wednesday 20th of November and 10:01am on Thursday 21st of November. Somebody broke into a Isuzu truck parked in a hotel car park. They do not appear to have taken anything.
Marden and Yalding
Goudhurst Road
in Marden
On Wednesday 20th of November between 12:01am and 6:50pm. Somebody broke into a commercial premises stealing aluminium signs and fire extinguishers.
North
Downs Close
On Friday 22nd of November around 6:08pm. Three people smashed the windscreen, passenger side window and also slashed a tyre of a VW Transporter van parked in the road.
Park Wood
Darwin Avenue
On Sunday 17th of November around 4:15pm. Somebody keyed a vehicle parked in a garage.
Shepway North
Marion Crescent
On Friday 22nd of November around 7:32pm. Somebody has thrown a stone at a window of a residential property breaking the exterior double glazed panel.
School Lane
On Wednesday 20th of November between 12:45pm and 2:45pm. A man stole a pair of her trainers from outside a residential property.
Shepway South
Northumberland Road
On Friday 22nd of November around 2:44am. Somebody attempted to enter a vehicle parked in the road while the owner was asleep inside.
South
Melrose Close
Between 12:01am on Saturday 16th of November and 5:00pm on Tuesday 19th of November. Somebody smashed the window of a residential property. No access was gained.
The Farrows
On Thursday 21st of November around 6:25pm. Somebody smashed the kitchen window of a residential property. Nothing was taken.
The Farrows
On Thursday 21st of November between 6:30pm and 6:41pm. A group of young people threw a stole at a residential property bu did not cause any damage.
Staplehurst
The Parade
in Staplehurst
On Tuesday 19th of November around 3:47pm. Somebody stole cigarettes from behind the counter whilst causing a distraction.