A serial shoplifter who police say had "no remorse" has been jailed.
Ben Laker, 24, stole jewellery from a shop in Folkestone's Old High Street in in the early hours of Thursday 1st December last year, smashing a window to get in.
Laker was arrested when blood found on the inside of the window matched his DNA.
He pleaded guilty to one count of burglary, and six counts of shoplifting, carried out in Folkestone between Wednesday 4 January and Friday 27 January 2017.
He also admitted to breaching a suspended sentence twice for other thefts.
Laker was sentenced to a total of 630 days in prison.
Laker acted without any respect for his victims and showed no remorse. I am pleased he has received time in prison where he can no longer pose a threat to the public.
Canadian soldiers have been honoured at a commemoration in Shorncliffe near Folkestone.
The event was held to tell the story of the Canadians who fought at Vimy in France.
The Shorncliffe Trust who organised the event, wanted to acknowledge their journey from Canada to Shorncliffe - before setting out across the Channel in 1917.
Jenna Verdicchio has been speaking to Captain Terry Plant and Chairman of the Shorncliffe Trust, Chris Shaw.
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Two men have been arrested after a quantity of cocaine was found in Folkestone. The Community Policing Team said the drugs were found in a stop and search.
A woman who reported being in difficulty on the seafront near Wear Bay Road in Folkestone on Sunday afternoon has been found safe and well.
The woman had left the area safely but had not updated the emergency services.
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Passenger and freight services through the Channel Tunnel were suspended earlier today because of a technical fault in the tunnel. Both Eurotunnel and Eurostar services were affected, while the tunnel was closed. Technical teams have now resolved the issue but passengers are warned of long delays. Lorries are facing a 90 minute wait for Check In and a further 4 1/2 hour wait on the Channel Tunnel Terminal.
We are still awaiting further information on the delays, we're sorry for the inconvenience.
Due to a Tunnel power supply problem our service is temporarily suspended. Technicians are on site to rectify the problems swiftly 1/2 ^LD
We estimate that the service will not resume before 17:00. We're offering customers transfer to a ferry; pls check-in to arrange this. ^LD
A man has been found dead in the back of a lorry which police believe may have come from France.
Officers from Kent Police were called to the incident on the A20 at Sellindge near Folkestone on Tuesday morning.
The South East Coast Ambulance was also deployed to the area.
An investigation is underway to identify the dead man and find out the cause of his death.
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