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Police investigating Canterbury burglary release e-fit of suspect

Police investigate burglary in Canterbury release e-fit of suspect Credit: Kent Police

Officers investigating a burglary at a Canterbury home have released a computer generated image of a man they would like to speak to.

Kent Police is investigating the break-in which took place at 11.50pm on Friday 27 March, at an address in Verwood Close, Canterbury.

One of the residents was asleep in bed when she was woken up by a banging sound downstairs.

When she went to investigate, she saw two men trying to gain access to the property via a window. She banged on the glass and shouted at them before they left the scene on her bicycle which had been taken from the garden shed.

Officers have released an efit of one of the offenders in a bid to identify him. He is described as black, approximately 5ft 8ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing a hat and dark-coloured clothing.

The second offender is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins as well and was also wearing dark-coloured clothing.

If anyone recognises the man or has any information about the burglary, they are urged to contact PC Rebecca Moss on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/9084/15.

Alternatively, they can call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Canterbury signs up to scheme to boost local economy

The last few years have been tough for businesses across the south-east and various schemes have been suggested to boost the economy.

One is the "Business Improvement District", or BID, which sees local shops and companies paying extra taxes to help attract customers.

But Canterbury is the only place in the whole of Kent that's taken up a BID; we sent David Johns to find out why.

Drunken husband attacked wife when she asked him to stop drinking

Neighbours witnessed the incident and distracted Mills Credit: SWNS

A drunken husband who tried to kill his wife with a kitchen knife when she asked him to stop drinking and treat her better has been jailed.

Glenn Mills, 48, formerly of Margate, was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison by Canterbury Crown Court.

Glenn Mills attacked his wife with a kitchen knife Credit: Kent Police

Mills had pleaded guilty to charges of assault by beating, affray and making threats to kill.

Police described it as an horrendous attack.

Mills told his wife as he attacked her: ‘If I am gonna go down then I’m gonna go down for something worthwhile’.


Blue Monday

It's meant to be the most depressing day of the year. A combination of cold weather, a working week, the Christmas bills arriving, and the realisation that Easter is still several months away make January 19th "Blue Monday".

So the staff and students of Canterbury College have been tackling any possible depression with a combination of blue candy floss, huge blue balloons, a steel band - and a promise wall, where people write out their Reasons to be Cheerful.

Pat Lamb died from immersion, inquest hears

Pat Lamb died from immersion, inquest hears Credit: Kent Police

A man from Kent who disappeared after a night out in Maidstone died from immersion, an inquest has heard.

Pat Lamb, who was 28, was last seen heading down towards the river Medway in December.

His body was found in the water at Cuxton one month later. The inquest has been adjourned until April.

University of Kent awarded £3.5 million for 'world-leading' research

The University of Kent has been given a multi-million pound grant to carry out research at their School of Biosciences.

The £3.5 million will help scientists to look into creating cells with an enhanced utility, which could go towards improvements in medicine and industry.

The money will go towards funding 'cutting-edge' research Credit: PA

It is one of five universities to be given the grant by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, which recognises 'world-leading' projects .

Other universities awarded the grant are Oxford University, the University of Manchester and the University of Glasgow.

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