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Police ask for public's help in assault case

Man wanted for questioning by British Transport Police Credit: British Transport Police

Detectives want to question this man after two alleged incidents of sexual assault on the train from Dartford to London. One happened on April 14 at around 5pm; the other in February on the same train, the 16:39 service.

Police say the 37-year-old victim in the latest incident was travelling in one of the front carriages, having boarded at Lewisham. When touched, she confronted the man and he walked off down the train, leaving at Welling. The earlier incident also saw him leave at Welling.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting SSUB/B4 of 17/04/14. Information can also be passed to the independent charityCrimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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Burglar jailed after his fingerprints found on stolen car

A man from Dartford will spend nearly two years in prison after Kent Police were able to track him down thanks to a fingerprint left on the door of a car he stole.

William Hickey stole the silver Vauxhall Zafira, along with a handbag which contained £100 of cash and a selection of credit cards.

After it was reported to the police, CCTV footage showed the offender walking away from the property.

Automatic number plate recognition cameras were activated and four days later, the stolen car was found in Battery Road in Thamesmead.

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Appeal to identify two people after robbery

Who are these people? Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police have issued CCTV images of two people they would like to identify after an elderly lady was restrained and robbed in Dartford. The 81-year-old victim had been shopping in Iceland in the town centre at around 11.25am on November 5 using a walker.

CCTV shows a man and a woman following her around the store. She was then followed out onto Darenth Road at around 11.45am where they blocked her path and asked if she needed help. The victim declined. The female grabbed her arm while the man unbuttoned her coat and unzipped her bag.

He removed her bank card and the pair then fled towards the town centre.

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