Friday 14th August 2020

Issue 1791

Please note: Our volunteers have started collecting crime details again and you will see some in this newsletter. We may not have full coverage for a little while.
Thank you for bearing with us during this difficult time.

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Checked : Friday 14th August. Updated : Thursday 13th August

  • Fatal collision on A259 Old Romney
  • Attempted robbery in Margate
  • Witnesses sought following unexplained death in Margate
  • Victim of Dartford assault located
  • Appeal following fatal collision near Pembury
  • CCTV issued following supermarket robbery in Herne Bay
  • Appeal - fatal collision in Chatham

Checked : Friday 14th August. Updated : Thursday 13th August

  • Alleged Sittingbourne shoplifter charged with five offences
  • Suspect charged with Queenborough robbery
  • Two people charged with eight drug offences in Chatham
  • Medway drug dealer jailed
  • Burglars caught minutes after Maidstone break-in
  • Sports car, cash and drugs seized as part of organised crime investigation
  • Charge after officer injured in Greatstone disturbance
  • Jail for man who rammed police vehicle during Tunbridge Wells pursuit
  • Man charged with Sittingbourne shop robbery

Checked : Friday 14th August. Updated : Thursday 13th August

  • Woodland fire in Dartford
  • Shed fire in Sheerness
  • Roof fire at commercial premises in Gillingham
  • Field fire in Paddock Wood
  • Crews remove unsafe roof tiles in Gillingham
  • Flooding at Canterbury flat
  • Mud rescue in Lower Halstow, near Sittingbourne

Checked : Friday 14th August. Updated : Thursday 13th August

  • Congratulations to pupils who received results today
  • Entries open for Try Angle Awards 2020-21
  • Kent Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases confirmed in Kent

Checked : Friday 14th August. Updated : Tuesday 11th August

  • 164 Instagram users report losing over £350,000 to investment scams

Checked : Friday 14th August. Updated : Tuesday 11th August

  • Recall: Iceland - Chip Shop Curry Chicken Toppers / Southern Fried Chicken Popsters
  • Recall: Waitrose - Chicken Satay with Sweet Chilli Sauce

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Pushchair Recall: Handlebar Issues Identified On The Thule Sleek Pushchair

Thule says models produced between May 2018 and September 2019 are affected

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

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What To Do If You’re The Victim Of A Bank Transfer (APP) Scam

We explain what bank transfer scams are and share the five things you need to know if you’re a victim of this scam.

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

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Scam Watch: Pet Scams Soar During Lockdown

Reports of pet scams in April more than tripled compared with March. Have you seen one? Here’s how they work and what you need to watch out for.

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

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How To Stay Safe On Dating Websites And Apps

Read our advice on how to protect yourself from romance scammers and identify which tactics dating scammers might use to lure you in.

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

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Latest Fraud Scams

Fraudster’s impersonating Police

Click HERE for full details on the e-watch website.


Road Works

Sevenoaks and Swanley

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Edenbridge North and East
Oxfield
in Edenbridge
Between 8:00pm on Saturday 8th of August and 8:52am on Sunday 9th of August. Somebody stole both number plates from a vehicle parked in the road.
Edenbridge South and West
Marsh Green Road
in Edenbridge
Between 1:00am on Friday 1st of May and 1:00am on Sunday 31st of May. Somebody stole a bike cover from a residential property.
Eynsford
Riverside
in Eynsford
On Sunday 9th of August between 12:01am and 10:00am. Somebody stole 2 pairs of Hunters wellington boots from the porch of a residential property.
Farningham, Horton Kirby and South Darenth
London Road
in Farningham
On Thursday 6th of August around 10:32pm. A silver Land Rover RL02*** parked in the road was stolen.
London Road
in Farningham
On Saturday 8th of August between 12:01am and 11:59pm. Somebody attempted to break into a vehicle parked in the road.
Hextable
Top Dartford Road
in Hextable
Between 11:35pm on Tuesday 11th of August and 12:38am on Wednesday 12th of August. A vehicle parked in the road was damaged. The door mirror was kicked off by drunk pedestrians.
Kemsing
Heaverham Road
in Kemsing
On Sunday 9th of August between 3:00pm and 4:30pm. Opportunist theft of approx 20 cassette tapes from a residential property while the front door open.
Otford and Shoreham
Filston Lane
in Shoreham
Between 12:00pm on Monday 10th of August and 8:36am on Tuesday 11th of August. Somebody broke into stables at a residential property and stole two bikes and a dune buggy.
Penshurst, Fordcombe and Chiddingstone
The Close
in Chiddingstone
Between 12:01am on Sunday 23rd of February and 8:22pm on Tuesday 4th of August. Somebody punctured the tyres of a vehicle parked in the road by throwing nails it. This is a repeat crime.
Lockskinners
in Chiddingstone
Between 4:00pm on Wednesday 5th of August and 7:00am on Thursday 6th of August. Opportunist theft of various tools and electronics from a vehicle parked on a drive with an open window.
Sevenoaks Northern
Orchard Close
in Sevenoaks
On Tuesday 11th of August between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Opportunist theft of a bag of medication.
Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village
Pinks Hill
in Swanley
On Saturday 8th of August between 6:50pm and 10:35pm. Somebody broke into a residential property. Jewellery boxes were found open. The Police are waiting for a list of stolen items, if any.
Wested Lane
in Swanley
Between 12:01am on Friday 1st of May and 11:59pm on Thursday 30th of July. Somebody broke into a self-store unit. A guitar worth approximately £1000 was taken.
London Road
in Swanley
On Monday 10th of August between 4:00pm and 5:00pm. A vehicle parked in the road was damaged by a small metal ball.
Button Street
in Swanley
Between 9:00pm on Monday 10th of August and 8:30am on Tuesday 11th of August. Somebody broke into a residential property. Property taken includes 14 dog kennels, 1 dog cage, 1 chainsaw and hedge-trimmer and 2 dogs.
Swanley St. Mary's
Heathwood Gardens
in Swanley
On Thursday 6th of August between 1:49am and 6:23am. A grey Peugeot 1007 MA56*** parked in the road was stolen. Later recovered by Met Police.
Swanley White Oak
Birchwood Road
in Swanley
Between 6:00pm on Tuesday 11th of August and 9:45am on Wednesday 12th of August. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road.
Westerham and Crockham Hill
Canville Rise
in Westerham
On Monday 10th of August around 11:59am. Somebody broke into a vehicle parked in the road.


Road Works

Tonbridge and Malling

Checked : Friday 14th August. Updated : Wednesday 12th August

  • Firms missing out on coronavirus grants

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Downs and Mereworth
Swanton Road
in West Peckham
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 1st of July and 10:12am on Tuesday 4th of August. THEFT of 30 tons of firewood. Approx value is £6000.
East Malling
Garner Drive
in East Malling and Larkfield
Between 1:00pm on Monday 10th of August and 2:50pm on Tuesday 11th of August. Somebody scratched a vehicle parked on the drive.
Hadlow and East Peckham
William Luck Close
in East Peckham
On Wednesday 12th of August around 1:52am. Somebody damaged a vehicle parked in the road.
Hildenborough
Meadway
in Hildenborough
On Monday 10th of August between 12:00am and 5:00am. A Volkswagen Golf KX65*** parked on the drive was stolen after somebody broke into a residential property and stole the keys.
Judd
High Street
Between 7:00pm on Thursday 6th of August and 9:17am on Friday 7th of August. A white Fiat Panda 1000 CL WG59*** parked in the road was stolen using the key which was previously lost.
Kings Hill
Ames Way
in Kings Hill
Between 11:30pm on Friday 7th of August and 4:11am on Sunday 9th of August. Young people have set fire to a tree.
Alexander Grove
in Kings Hill
On Tuesday 11th of August between 5:45pm and 6:00pm. Opportunist theft of a pedal cycle.
Larkfield North
Papyrus Way
in East Malling and Larkfield
Between 11:00am on Saturday 8th of August and 5:30am on Monday 10th of August. Somebody broke into a business premises causing damage to tanks and stealing fuel.
Keats Road
in East Malling and Larkfield
Between 5:00pm on Wednesday 5th of August and 5:00pm on Friday 7th of August. A blue Toyota FA18*** parked in the road was stolen.
Larkfield South
Malling Road
in East Malling and Larkfield
On Saturday 8th of August between 6:00pm and 6:40pm. Somebody attempted to break into a business premises causing extensive damage to the locks.
Kingfisher Road
in East Malling and Larkfield
Between 3:00pm on Thursday 6th of August and 10:00am on Friday 7th of August. Somebody stole a set of table and chairs from an allotment.
Medway
Angel Lane
On Friday 31st of July between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. Opportunist theft of a purse from a handbag whilst out shopping.
Vale Rise
On Tuesday 4th of August around 10:10pm. Somebody stole a bicycle from a bike shed at work.
Snodland East and Ham Hill
Snodland By Pass
in Snodland
Between 5:00pm on Friday 7th of August and 8:50am on Monday 10th of August. Somebody broke into a business premises. A pressure washer was stolen.
Snodland By Pass
in Snodland
Between 5:00pm on Friday 31st of July and 8:00am on Sunday 2nd of August. Somebody broke into a business premises and stole lifting chains.
Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted
Plaxdale Green Road
in Stansted
Between 2:00pm on Monday 10th of August and 9:00am on Tuesday 11th of August. Somebody smashed a window of a motor home parked in the road.
Nepicar Lane
in Wrotham
Between 8:30pm on Wednesday 5th of August and 7:30am on Thursday 6th of August. Somebody stole garden furniture from the garden of a residential property.


Road Works

Tunbridge Wells

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Capel
Acorn Close
in Capel
On Monday 10th of August around 11:53pm. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road.
Culverden
Upper Grosvenor Road
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 5th of August and 10:12am on Friday 7th of August. Opportunist theft of parcels from the communal area of the block of flats.
Upper Grosvenor Road
On Thursday 30th of July between 1:15pm and 5:00pm. Opportunist theft of a parcel worth about £35.
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst
Slip Mill Lane
in Hawkhurst
On Friday 7th of August around 10:00pm. A vehicle parked in the road was damaged.
Park
Ferndale Close
Between 9:00pm on Saturday 8th of August and 10:00am on Sunday 9th of August. Somebody scratched a vehicle parked in the road causing £300 to £600 of damage.
Goods Station Road
Between 10:00pm on Monday 10th of August and 7:40am on Tuesday 11th of August. Somebody broke a wing mirror off of a vehicle parked in the road.
Southborough North
Kibbles Lane
in Southborough
Between 10:00pm on Monday 10th of August and 9:40am on Tuesday 11th of August. A black Volkswagen Golf GP03*** parked in the road was stolen overnight.


Road Works

Maidstone

Checked : Friday 14th August. Updated : Thursday 13th August

  • Maidstone Museum hosts Bridge Works exhibition
  • Support local businesses this ‘Shop Local Week’
  • Have your say in The Mall on new look Bus Station

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Allington
Bannister Way
in Leybourne
On Saturday 8th of August between 2:00pm and 4:48pm. A black Land Rover R Rover SP ABIO SP TDV8 A RJ10*** parked in the road was stolen.
Bearsted
The Green
in Bearsted
On Tuesday 11th of August between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Opportunist theft of pedal cycle.
Fant
Barker Road
On Wednesday 5th of August between 3:10pm and 6:05pm. Somebody stole a pedal cycle after cutting through three locks.
Douglas Road
Between 7:00pm on Monday 10th of August and 6:15pm on Tuesday 11th of August. Somebody stole the rear number plate from a vehicle parked in the road.
Heath
Denning Close
On Sunday 9th of August around 5:19pm. Two people walking past a residential property kicked down the fence causing £600 of damage. They ran off when challenged.
High Street
Old Tovil Road
Between 9:00pm on Sunday 9th of August and 5:15am on Monday 10th of August. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road. A wallet was stolen. This is a repeat crime.
Rawdon Road
Between 9:00pm on Sunday 9th of August and 7:50am on Monday 10th of August. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Old Tovil Road
Between 10:00pm on Sunday 9th of August and 5:30am on Monday 10th of August. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Postley Road
Between 9:45pm on Sunday 9th of August and 8:15am on Monday 10th of August. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road. Several items have been stolen.
St. Philips Avenue
On Monday 10th of August between 12:30am and 10:03am. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road. The Police are waiting for a list of stolen items, if any.
Postley Road
Between 12:01am on Friday 7th of August and 11:00am on Saturday 8th of August. Somebody stole a black wheelie bin.
Upper Stone Street
Between 6:00pm on Friday 7th of August and 11:19am on Saturday 8th of August. Somebody stole both number plates from a vehicle parked in the road.
Basing Close
Between 4:30pm on Sunday 9th of August and 3:00pm on Monday 10th of August. Somebody smashed a window of a vehicle parked in the road. They stole some car products from inside the car like cleaners and sponges.
North
Calder Road
Between 12:01am on Monday 13th of July and 11:58am on Wednesday 5th of August. Opportunist theft of £90 of school meals vouchers taken from post.
Sheridan Close
On Sunday 9th of August around 11:30pm. Somebody stole both number plates from a vehicle parked in the road.
Park Wood
Bell Shaw
On Saturday 8th of August between 12:01am and 10:08am. Somebody broke into a residential property. Homeowner dialled 999. The police are continuing their enquiries.
Shepway North
Marion Crescent
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 1st of April and 3:42am on Monday 10th of August. Somebody attempted to break into a vehicle parked in the road. The door had been left open. Nothing appears to have been taken.
Shepway South
Senacre Square
On Monday 10th of August around 12:00am. Somebody attempted to break into a garage at a residential property. They left in a ford transit van when challenged.
Staplehurst
Watkins Close
in Staplehurst
On Wednesday 5th of August around 4:22pm. Opportunist theft of a child's pedal cycle.
Church Green
in Staplehurst
On Wednesday 12th of August between 4:00pm and 4:21pm. Somebody broke into a residential property. Property taken includes a hot tub. The shed was also broken into.