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Dartford: aggravated burglary against pensioner

Library picture of Browning Road Credit: Google Images

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of an aggravated burglary in Dartford.

The incident happened at a property in Browning Road shortly before 8.30pm on Saturday 16 September.

It was reported that the victim, who is in his 60s, had his front door forced open before having jewellery stolen from inside.

The suspect is described as being a white man, 5ft 10in, and of muscular build.

The victim was not seriously injured but was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

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Police hunt driver who left the scene after colliding with child

The accident happened in Temple Hill Square Credit: Google maps

Police are hunting a driver in Dartford who collided with a seven year old boy who needed hospital treatment.

The man who was travelling from the direction of St Vincent’s Road, did initially stop to check on injuries but is reported to have left the scene before details were exchanged.

He is described as being black and around 5ft 11ins tall with a skinny build. He is believed to be aged between 18 and 20 and was wearing a full grey tracksuit at the time.

The collision, involving a black Volkswagen Golf, happened at 2.27pm on Friday 21st July in Temple Hill Square.

The child was taken to hospital for treatment to his head, wrist and hip.

Officers release CCTV following violin theft

Credit: British Transport Police

Police have launched an investigation after a high value violin was stolen on board a train between Barnehurst, in Bexley and Dartford, in Kent.

The incident happened on 1st May at around 6pm.

A man boarded the train at Barnehurst and removed a violin which was in the overhead rack. The man then left the service at Dartford.

The item has since been returned to the owner but police still want to speak to the man in the CCTV image.

I am keen to speak to the man in the CCTV image as I believe he may have information that could help with the investigation. Thankfully the instrument has been reunited with its owner, but I am still keen to speak to the man in the CCTV image."

– DC Jennifer Brown

Anyone with any information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 190 – 31/05/2017.

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Bluewater expansion raises fears about local impact

It is a sign of the times - large out of town shopping centres with free parking drawing shoppers away from struggling high streets.

Now that Bluewater in Kent has been granted permission to expand, there are fears about the effect it could have on local town centres in Gravesend and Dartford.

As Sarah Saunders reports.

Sarah spoke to shop owner, Kevin Cheema.

Two killed and one in hospital after A20 crash

The crash happened on Eglantine Lane in Farmingham in the early hours of this morning Credit: Google Streetview

Two men in their 20's have died and another man has been airlifted to hospital following a crash on the A20 in Kent.

The collision happened in Eglantine Lane in Farmingham near Dartford just after 1:20am this morning.

Seven other people have been treated for less serious injuries.

Officers want to hear from anyone who saw a black Vauxhall Insignia with a 61 registration plate being driven on the A20 from the direction of Brands Hatch towards Swanley.

A blue Citreon Berlingo van and a white VW Polo were also involved in the collision.

The road was closed in both directions until 12.30pm while an investigation was carried out at the scene.

Man stabbed near Dartford Station

Man has been seriously injured in a stabbing close to Dartford Railway Station.

Police were called to an alleyway leading from Station Approach at around 10.30pm yesterday night.

Detectives investigating a serious assault close to Dartford train station are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene and is now recovering in hospital.

His injuries are not life-threatening.

Police are expected to remain at the crime scene until late today (Saturday 1st April), as enquiries and evidential searches continue.

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