Tuesday 1st September 2020

Issue 1796

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Checked : Tuesday 1st September. Updated : Saturday 29th August

  • Man and child hospitalised after serious collision in Edenbridge
  • Exhibit stolen from Tunbridge Wells art gallery
  • Witness appeal following fatal collision on the A21
  • Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Pembury High Street

Checked : Tuesday 1st September. Updated : Tuesday 1st September

  • Drug supplier must give up house to repay illegal earnings
  • Chatham drug dealer jailed
  • Police & Crime Commissioner extends Chief Constable of Kent Police contract
  • County lines dealer jailed after being caught with heroin in Folkestone

Checked : Tuesday 1st September. Updated : Friday 28th August

  • PCC extends Chief Constable of Kent Police contract

Checked : Tuesday 1st September. Updated : Monday 31st August

  • Kitchen fire in Tunbridge Wells
  • Man released from over turned van - West Kingsdown
  • Electrical fire in Lydd

Checked : Tuesday 1st September. Updated : Friday 28th August

  • Public sector bodies offered electricity direct from a renewable energy generator

Checked : Tuesday 1st September. Updated : Sunday 30th August

  • More Fake Argos TV Giveaway Scams Hitting Facebook

Checked : Tuesday 1st September. Updated : Friday 28th August

  • Recall: Holland & Barrett - Broken Brazil Nuts / Healthy Heart / Mixed Nuts and Raisins
  • Recall: Greggs - Frozen Two-Pack Steak Bakes (sold in Iceland)

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Why You Need To Be Wary Of Home Tooth Whitening Kits

Home tooth whitening is big business, but legally these kits can contain only a tiny amount of active ingredient, while some dodgy ones sold online contain far more than is allowed

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

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Antiviral Products You Don’t Need

From UV wands to a virus-repelling sofa, here’s why you shouldn’t pay out to be ‘germ-free’

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

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Scammers Hijack EWS1 Process With Fake Cladding Inspection Forms

Cladding regulation chaos exploited by fraudsters who have stolen thousands from leaseholders

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

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Advance Loan Fee Fraud And Scams

Don't give scammers an up front advance fee for a loan you'll never receive. Use our tips to identify advance fee scams and avoid loan fee fraud.

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

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How To Spot A Pyramid Scheme

Pyramid schemes are unsustainable businesses that require you to recruit other members to recover your joining fee. Learn how to spot them — and avoid them.

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

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A Message From Weald NhW

Ashford and District NHW Association has formed a subgroup covering the western edges of the East Division.

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:
Brasted, Chevening & Sundridge
Woodside Road
in Sundridge With Ide Hill
Between 11:30am on Friday 28th of August and 6:30am on Saturday 29th of August. Somebody stole a white Citroen Relay motor caravan, KE04***, from in the road.
Cowden and Hever
Cowden Pound Road
in Hever
On Thursday 27th of August around 12:35pm. A man, wearing all black and a facemask, broke into a Ford Transit parked in the road and stole a chainsaw. He left in a black Ford Kuga.
Dunton Green and Riverhead
The Square
in Riverhead
On Friday 28th of August around 11:30am. A man entered a Pharmacy waving a piece of paper as a distraction and stole a mobile phone belonging to a staff member. He appears to have tried this at several stores nearby.
Edenbridge North and East
Church Street
in Edenbridge
On Friday 28th of August between 6:00pm and 8:56pm. Somebody tried to break into an unused residential property. They did not get inside.
Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway
Penshurst Road
in Leigh
On Saturday 29th of August between 1:30am and 5:48am. Somebody broke into a business property, cutting through the perimeter fencing and smashing a hole in a back wall. They stole several chainsaws and cash from inside.
Penshurst Road
in Leigh
On Saturday 29th of August around 1:40am. Somebody broke fences at a business property, apparently to gain access to the neighbouring property.
Sevenoaks Town and St. John's
Blacks Yard
in Sevenoaks
On Thursday 27th of August around 1:11pm. Somebody stole a mobile phone from a jewellery store. It belonged to an employee who was distracted by the thief.
Westerham and Crockham Hill
Smiths Lane
in Westerham
On Thursday 27th of August around 12:40pm. Somebody tried to break into a Volkswagen Crafter van parked in the road damaging a window and door. They did not get inside. They do not appear to have taken anything.


Road Works

Tonbridge and Malling

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
East Malling
Hardie Close
in East Malling and Larkfield
On Thursday 27th of August around 3:13pm. Somebody broke into a garage at a residential property and stole a quad bike and push bike.
Hildenborough
Brookmead
in Hildenborough
On Friday 28th of August between 10:00am and 11:00am. Somebody stole a ladder from an unsecured garage.
Larkfield South
Kingfisher Road
in East Malling and Larkfield
On Thursday 13th of August between 12:01am and 11:59pm. Somebody pulled a CCTV camera off the outside of a residential property.
Snodland West and Holborough Lakes
Annes Gardens
in Snodland
On Tuesday 25th of August around 10:45pm. A group of men stole various items including cash, a dashcam, an ipod and a set of house keys from an unlocked vehicle. One of them attempted to enter the house using the keys. They did not get inside.
Poynder Drive
in Snodland
Between 12:01am on Friday 21st of August and 12:00pm on Thursday 27th of August. Somebody tried to break into a residential property, damaging a door lock.
Wateringbury
Allington Gardens
in Wateringbury
On Saturday 29th of August between 10:30am and 2:30pm. Somebody stole a black Lexmoto motorbike, SX19***, from the road.
West Malling and Leybourne
Swan Street
in West Malling
Between 12:01am on Friday 21st of August and 11:59pm on Thursday 27th of August. Somebody broke into a workshop in the grounds of a religious premises and stole various tools.
Castle Way
in Leybourne
On Friday 28th of August between 4:00am and 4:30am. A man stole cooking oil from the courtyard area behind a restaurant. He arrived in a white Transit van. He transferred the oil to drums inside the van and left the empty ones behind. There may have been another person in the van.
Wrotham, Ightham and Stansted
Sevenoaks Road
in Ightham
On Saturday 29th of August around 8:24am. Somebody threw things out of a silver Volkswagen Polo causing damage to the door of another vehicle.


Road Works

Tunbridge Wells

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Paddock Wood East
Church Road
in Paddock Wood
Between 3:00pm on Thursday 27th of August and 3:00pm on Friday 28th of August. Somebody put a screw in the rear tyre of a car parked in a residential parking area.
Rusthall
Grange Gardens
in Rusthall
On Thursday 27th of August between 1:30pm and 1:50pm. Two men in a recovery truck tried to steal a Ford Transit van from the road.
Speldhurst and Bidborough
High Street
in Bidborough
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 26th of August and 11:59pm on Friday 28th of August. Somebody stole both windscreen wipers from a Peugeot 107 parked in the road.


Road Works

Maidstone

Checked : Tuesday 1st September. Updated : Saturday 29th August

  • Heritage Open Days with a difference
  • Mayor says thank you to key workers
  • Boughton Monchelsea asking people to “See the Bigger Picture”

We have logged these crimes since the previous newsletter was issued:
Boxley
Sandbourne Drive
in Boxley
Between 12:01am on Friday 17th of July and 2:10pm on Thursday 27th of August. Somebody tried to brake into a residential property. A door was damaged but they did not get inside.
Old Mill Lane
in Boxley
On Wednesday 26th of August around 12:50pm. Somebody stole a floor saw from beside a works van while the workmen were sitting inside. A silver Ford Transit was seen in the vicinity.
Bridge
St. Annes Court
On Thursday 27th of August between 7:00pm and 7:15pm. Three men were looking round a car for sale. One of them tried to pour something into the coolant tank. This is believed to be an instance of a common scam where someone pours oil into the coolant tank which makes the vehicle smoke and then ask for a reduced price.
Detling and Thurnham
Hermitage Lane
in Detling
On Friday 28th of August around 12:00am. Somebody stole a motorbike, GF13***, from the road.
Edelin Road
in Thurnham
Between 11:00pm on Wednesday 26th of August and 10:30am on Thursday 27th of August. Somebody stole a black Lexmoto motorbike, GY68***, from the road.
Harrietsham and Lenham
Young Lane
in Harrietsham
On Friday 28th of August around 1:00am. A man tried to enter a residential property through an open window. He fled when confronted by the resident.
High Street
High Street
On Friday 28th of August around 9:05pm. A man punched a bank ATM and damaged it.
Old Tovil Road
Between 12:01am on Wednesday 26th of August and 8:30pm on Friday 28th of August. Somebody broke into a residential property. Nothing has been reported stolen at this time.
Melville Road
Between 9:00am on Friday 28th of August and 8:20am on Saturday 29th of August. Somebody cut the security chains on a KTM 125 motorbike in attempt to steal it.
Tovil Road
On Saturday 29th of August between 6:30am and 1:00pm. Somebody keyed a black Mercedes E350 parked in the road and smashed the passenger side window.
Marden and Yalding
Bow Hill
in Yalding
Between 9:00pm on Wednesday 19th of August and 4:48pm on Thursday 20th of August. Somebody stole both number plates from a Ford Fiesta parked in the road.
Park Wood
Ruskin Grove
Between 8:00pm on Wednesday 26th of August and 6:00am on Thursday 27th of August. Somebody stole a grey mountain bike from the communal shed. A screwdriver was left behind.
South
Skye Close
Between 9:30pm on Thursday 27th of August and 6:30am on Friday 28th of August. Somebody broke into a Ford Fiesta parked in the road and stole a Primark bag containing shoes.
Beaconsfield Road
in Tovil
On Wednesday 26th of August around 5:50pm. Five young people were seen pushing pots off a planter and damaging a trough in a residential garden.