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Suspects wanted over supermarket burglary

Police want to speak to these men in connection with a burglary at Waitrose in Gillingham Credit: Dorset Police

CCTV images have been released off our people police want to speak to in connection with a burglary at the Waitrose store in Gillingham in Dorset.

Thieves broke into the store in Chantry Fields in the early hours of Wednesday the 30th of September.

These images were captured at the Waitrose store in Gillingham Credit: Dorset Police

The group tried to break into the cigarette counter, but found it was empty.

They stole a small number of items before leaving in a vehicle toward Le Neubourg Way.

A small number of items were stolen during a burglary at Waitrose in Gillingham Credit: Dorset Police

“I am releasing CCTV images in the hope that someone may recognise the suspects by the clothes they were wearing or their build or stance.

“I would also appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to contact me on 101.

“All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”

– Police Constable Simon Rogers, of North Dorset police

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Man left with serious injuries after attempted robbery in Kent

Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating an alleged attempted robbery in Gillingham have released CCTV images in the hope of catching the gang responsible.

A man was hit over the head with an unknown object during the incident in Ingram Road and remains in hospital with serious injuries.

Police want to hear from anyone who recognises the picture or knows anything about the incident. Call Detective Constable Danielle Cotter at Kent Police on 01634 792209

Mud traps man up to his knees off Kent coast

Firefighters had to rescue a man who had become stuck up to his knees in mud near the pier at Gillingham.

Crews used mud paths from a specialist water safety unit to reach the man and bring him to dry land. He was not reported to be injured.

The coastguard also assisted firefighters to retrieve some equipment using a hovercraft.

England take on France in rugby showdown in Kent

England v France Credit: ITV Meridian

While Rugby World Cup fever may be sweeping the country, there's another rugby tournament taking place in Kent with some of the most talented international players.

The Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships are taking place at Medway Park in Gillingham.

It features teams from England, France, Wales, Ireland and Scotland battling it out over four days.

England v France Credit: ITV Meridian
England v France Credit: ITV Meridian

Rugby players from five different countries have been taking part in a major tournament with a difference. The Wheelchair Rugby League European Championships are primarily aimed at sports men and women with disabilities. But able-bodied players are also allowed to compete. Tom Savvides reports from Medway Park in Gillingham, where the event is taking place. He talks to England player Adam Barnett, Ireland player George Hill, Wales player Martin Beddis and Elizabeth Ferris, a former Scotland player.

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