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Kent Police renew appeal to find potential witness Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a Chatham woman have renewed their appeal to help identify a potential witness.

Officers are trying to trace a man wearing a cap seen in Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, at the time victim Harjit Chaggar was last seen on Monday 2nd September.

Her body was found in the basement of a shop in Chatham.

44-year-old Abdul Hannan and Murshed Miah who's 38, both of Maidstone, and Mohammed Liaket Islam aged 28, from Gillingham, have been charged with murder. A fourth man from Chatham, remains on bail.

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Man jailed for pawning family war medals for drugs

A man from Chatham has been jailed for pawning family war medals and stealing nearly £9,000 from his deceased mother’s account to fund his drug habit.

29-year-old Brendan Cameron admitted to charges of theft, fraud and possession of crack cocaine, cannabis and heroin at Medway Magistrates’ Court on 2nd September.

He was sentenced yesterday at Maidstone Crown Court to 10 months in prison.

Cameron pawned a naval medal from WWI and another medal from WWII for £522.

A debit card owned by his mother and his grandmother was also stolen and £8,774 withdrawn.

He later admitted that he had withdrawn the cash from the account over a three-week period to fund his drug habit.

His actions following the death of his mother were nothing short of disgraceful with no consideration for the impact it would have on an already grieving family.

I hope this sentence will give him an opportunity to reflect on the depths that he has sunk to in committing these terrible crimes.

– PC Neil Bowdery, Investigating officer

Police want to speak to driver

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Police release CCTV images to help with murder investigation Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a Chatham woman have released CCTV images of a vehicle they would like to trace.

Harjit Chaggar's body was found in the basement of a shop in Luton Road on Saturday 14th September but the 69-year-old was last seen on the afternoon of Monday 2nd September.

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Police release CCTV images to help with murder investigation Credit: Kent Police

Officers would like to speak to the driver of a dark-coloured vehicle seen travelling along Magpie Hall Road on the afternoon of Monday 2nd September.

The vehicle had what appears to be a distinctive blue and white rectangular sign on both sides.

44-year-old Abdul Hannan and Murshed Miah, aged 38, both of Maidstone, and 28-year-old Mohammed Liaket Islam from Gillingham, have been charged with murder. A fourth man, aged 27, from Chatham, remains on bail.

Man missing from Chatham

Jamie has been missing from his home since yesterday morning. Credit: Kent Police

A man from Chatham has been missing from his home since yesterday morning.

Jamie Matthews, also known as James Horohan, is aged 30 and was last seen by his family at his home in Dunkirk Drive at around 10am, when he left the house on foot.

Jamie is 6ft 4ins tall, has short dark blonde hair, and wears bronze rimmed glasses. He was last seen wearing jeans, a red t-shirt and a jacket. His family are extremely concerned for his welfare.

Anyone with information should call Kent Police on 101, quoting ref. CAD 29/557

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Three men charged with Chatham woman's murder

Three men have been charged with the murder of a Chatham woman and a fourth man has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate have charged Abdul Hannan, 44, Murshed Miah, 38, both from Maidstone, and Mohammed Liakat Islam, 28, from Gillingham with the murder of Harjit Chaggar, of Chatham.

A fourth man, a 27-year-old from Chatham, has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Hannan, Miah and Islam are due to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court this morning (Wednesday 18 September).

Body found believed to be missing grandmother

Video. Detectives have been given more time to interview four murder suspects after a body was found in a shop's basement in Chatham. It is believed the person found is missing grandmother Harjit Chaggar.

The police made an appeal on Friday to try to find the 69-year-old as she had been missing for two weeks. But this weekend, a woman's body was found at the shop in Luton Road, just a few yards from where Mrs Chaggar was last seen.

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