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Burglar who stole jewellery and electronics jailed

A burglar who stole electronics and jewellery from a home in Hythe has been sentenced to four years and six months imprisonment.

Steven Parker who's 44 and formerly of Benson Lane in Hawkinge, targeted the property in Seabrook Road on 3rd November 2015.

The court heard that Parker forced open the front door of the property after smashing a window. Once inside he removed numerous items of jewellery and a tablet computer worth more than £1,000 in total.

Inside officers found the stolen tablet in a rubbish bin and he was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Steven Parker has been sentenced to four years and six months in prison Credit: Kent Police

"Burglary is an intrusive crime and it can have a profound impact on victims. Parker has caused his victims a lot of stress but he has shown no remorse for his offending and I welcome the sentence that he has received."

– Detective Constable Dennis Webster

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E-fit released in taxi driver robbery investigation

Kent Police release e-fit of robbery suspect Credit: Kent Police

An e-fit has been released of a man Kent Police police want to talk to after a robbery near Hythe in the early hours of Tuesday 12th May.

The robbery happened when a car pulled up behind a taxi which was parked on a grass verge on the A20 at at about 3am.

Two men who got out of the car went over to the taxi, pulled the taxi driver out of his vehicle and pushed him onto the bonnet. The taxi driver said one of the men tried to hit him with a baseball bat, then the two men left and got back into their car and drove off. When the taxi driver got home he noticed his wallet was missing.

Kent police are appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit or who has information in connection with the incident to get in touch with them by telephoning 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/014136/15.

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Man charged over crash which killed 7-year-old

Police investigating a fatal crash near Hythe last August have charged a man with causing death by dangerous driving.

42-year-old Abdul Mosa from Leeds, West Yorkshire, is also charged with four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and is due to answer before Canterbury Magistrates on 13 March.

The collision occurred on Friday 29 August 2014 on the A20 Ashford Road, Saltwood between Mr Mosa’s Kia Soul and a DAF lorry. A seven-year-old child travelling in the Kia was pronounced dead at the scene.

The lorry driver, and the other occupants of the Kia, including Mr Mosa, were all taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Rare Malayan tapir born at Port Lympne

Rare Malayan tapir born at Port Lympne Credit: Port Lympne Reserve

A new present has arrived at Port Lympne animal reserve in Kent - just in time for Christmas.

The Malayan tapir is an extremely rare, endangered species but newborn baby Nias has given hope to animal keepers. He is one of only around two thousand tapirs believed to exist in the world.

Nias is the eleventh Malayan tapir to be born at Port Lympne reserve, near Hythe, since 1989.

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