Friday 8th May 2020

Issue 1763

Please note: Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions. We will continue to circulate the newsletter containing news headlines and important information.

The latest crime reports were from Saturday 14th March (newsletter issue 1747).
We will return to our normal service as soon as the situation changes.
We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

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Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Thursday 7th May

  • Suspected drug dealer charged after Ashford arrest
  • Ashford man who tried to pull knife on officers is jailed
  • Man jailed for threats and driving offences
  • Arcade robber jailed for seven years
  • Burglar left paperwork with his name on at scene in Tunbridge Wells
  • Suspected east Kent motorbike thief is charged
  • Man charged after two Kent Police officers assaulted
  • Ramsgate burglar traced by a bloodstain is jailed

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Thursday 7th May

  • Can you help find missing man from Tunbridge Wells?
  • Found safe - missing teenage girl from Swale
  • CCTV image issued in Canterbury sexual assault investigation
  • Clothes stolen during robbery in Ramsgate
  • Found safe - missing teenage girl from Chatham
  • CCTV image released following shoplifting in Herne Bay
  • Equestrian properties targeted in burglaries
  • Suspected stolen log splitter recovered in Canterbury

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Thursday 7th May

  • Covid-19: PCC reiterates call for those who spit at officers to be locked up

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Thursday 7th May

  • Notification
  • Crews called to large bonfire in Tonbridge

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Thursday 7th May

  • Lockdown pothole work continues to keep roads safe for key workers
  • Kent’s Household Waste & Recycling Centres to open
  • Residents encouraged to join VE Day celebrations

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Wednesday 6th May

  • You, Coronavirus and staying safe online

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Thursday 7th May

  • Cyber experts shine light on online scams as British public flag over 160,000 suspect emails
  • Animal lovers looking for pets in lockdown defrauded of nearly £300,000 in two months

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Friday 8th May

  • ‘Adobe Cloud’ Phishing Scam Email
  • ‘Prince Obinna Solomon Friendship Request’ Facebook Hacker Hoax
  • Woolworths $200 Coupon Facebook Giveaway Scam

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Wednesday 6th May

  • Recall: GoGo - Fresh and Sweet Pan Masala
  • Recall: Card Factory - Amazing Mum - Wax Melt Burner

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Tuesday 5th May

  • General Mills recalls Green Giant Original Sweetcorn because of faulty seams

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Tuesday 5th May

  • Top Star Marketing UK recalls GoGo Pan Masala because it contains an illegal dye

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Coronavirus Scams - How To Spot Them And Stop Them

Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, many of us are concerned about what will happen next. However, many scammers see it as an opportunity to profit

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

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Coronavirus Advice From Which?

Get the latest news and advice on COVID-19, from protecting yourself and your loved ones to the financial support on offer and how to shop safely

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

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Spotting Scams

Scammers have become more sophisticated in their bid to part us from our cash. From email scams and copycat websites to nuisance calls and tax rebate scams, we need our wits about us. Our guides help you spot a scam or get money back.

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

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Scam Alert: Spotify Subscription Phishing Email

Your Spotify subscription hasn’t been ‘paused’ — this fake email is actually after access to your bank details. Have you received it? Here’s what it looks like.

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

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Scam Alert: Fake Giffgaff SMS Text

We’ve been made aware of a scam text message purporting to be from mobile network Giffgaff. Here’s how to spot it.

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

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Coronavirus: Here's How You Can Stop Bad Information From Going Viral

A UK parliamentary sub-committee is asking members of the public to submit examples. The committee has particularly requested submissions of disinformation spread in private groups and closed apps such as WhatsApp.

Click HERE for full details on the BBC website.


Road Works

Sevenoaks and Swanley

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Thursday 7th May

  • Key workers put at risk from discarded PPE

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.


Road Works

Tonbridge and Malling

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Wednesday 6th May

  • Garden waste collections resume next week

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.


Road Works

Tunbridge Wells

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Thursday 7th May

  • Council meetings go online
  • Garden waste collections restart
  • Wellbeing calls are making lockdown life easier for many shielded residents

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.


Road Works

Maidstone

Checked : Friday 8th May. Updated : Wednesday 6th May

  • A20 works almost complete
  • Maidstone Rotary Clubs deliver for Community Hub

There are no crimes reported today.
Our volunteers are unable to include the crime reports in our updates because of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Please see the note at the top of the page.