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Gang jailed for long series of ram-raids in Kent

A gang of criminals who carried out ram-raids and break-ins across Gravesend and the Medway Towns have been jailed.

The four men were all convicted of conspiracy to burgle following a series of twelve offences last year.

The gang are beginning prison sentences totalling seventeen years.

Some of their offences were caught on CCTV footage, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

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Police appeal for witnesses after Kent assault

Police at scene of assault Credit: @Kent_999s

Kent Police are investigating a serious assault in Gravesend.

They were called at 4.55pm on Saturday 14 January 2017 to Christian Fields Avenue. where a man had sustained a serious leg injury, consistent with a stab wound, and had been taken to a London hospital.

Officers attended with the National Police Air Service helicopter and carried out a search of the area.

Four people have been arrested in connection with the incident and are currently in police custody. Police remain at the scene as part of their ongoing enquiries.

Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them.

Six arrested as 300,000 cigarettes seized in Kent

Some of the seized cigarettes Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Unit has seized around 300,000 illegal cigarettes in Gravesend.

It's estimated that tax worth £120,000 had not been paid.

Four men, aged 21, 25, 36 and 25 years old and all from Gravesend, a 34-year-old man from Manchester and 19-year-old man from Ilford, Essex, were arrested during the operation and have been bailed until February.

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Police hunt for information after double stabbing in Gravesend

Police appeal for information on two stabbings in Gravesend Credit: ITV

Police are appealing for information after two people were stabbed in Gravesend.

On Monday evening, officers were called to an address in St Albans Close where the pair were discovered and taken to hospital.

Their condition has been described as critical but stable.

Anyone with information please contact Kent Police by calling 101 quoting reference 05-1126 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Renewed appeal to find one of Kent's most wanted

Dale Brown is wanted in connection with an assault in Gravesend Credit: Kent Police

Police have renewed their appeal for help to find one of Kent's most wanted men.

Dale Brown who's 30 and from Gravesend is wanted in connection with an assault in Park Place in November last year.

"A significant number of enquiries to locate him have already taken place and we would again like to ask anyone who knows of his whereabouts to get in touch.

"If you know where he is, please call 101 quoting Most Wanted and reference XY/40434/15. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Mark Silk

Death of Gravesham councillor announced

Cllr Jane Cribbon Credit: Gravesham council

Gravesham council has announced the death of Councillor Jane Cribbon after a short illness, who was 66.

She passed away at the Ellenor Hospice in Northfleet.

Cllr Cribbon was a member of Gravesham Borough Council for Central War and then Pelham Ward since 1999 and also won Gravesend East division on Kent County Council in 2013 for her second term on that council.

She was married to Cllr Lee Croxton and the couple lived in Hillside Terrace in Gravesend.

Labour group leader Cllr John Burden said she was a kind and caring person who committed herself to serving all her constituents, all the time.

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