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CCTV image released by police after assault

CCTV image released of man in connection with assault Credit: Kent Police

Officers investigating an assault in Maidstone have released an image of a man that they would like to speak to.

The incident occurred on 23 August, between 2.45am and 3.15am, in High Street, near the junction with Mill Street. It was reported that a 25 year-old man was assaulted, and sustained facial injuries.

Kent Police has now released an image of a man that they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Tom Farley at Maidstone police station by calling 01622 604100, quoting crime reference YY/17003/15.

Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Two men arrested over fatal Margate stabbing

Two men aged 23 and 49 have been arrested on suspicion of murder by detectives in Kent investigating the death of a man found injured in Margate.

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses. Officers had been called to reports of a disturbance in Market Place in the town at about 1am on Saturday 12th September. The victim was found with an injury. He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital for medical attention, but he was later pronounced dead.

The two arrested men are in police custody pending further inquiries. The investigation continues.

Couple jailed after 'violent attack' with screwdriver

Robert Symons & Jenny Turrell have been jailed for three years each Credit: Kent Police

A couple who stabbed a man following a dispute over building work have each been jailed for three years.

Robert Symons, aged 51, and his wife Jenny Turrell, 49, from Swanley attacked the man in Margate on 9th February 2015. The victim had been walking along Ethelbert Gardens in the Cliftonville area of town. He was punched, kicked and stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver.

The pair were found guilty of wounding at Canterbury Crown Court, and were each sentenced to three years behind bars. Turrell was also found guilty of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

‘This was a violent, unprovoked attack by a couple, which was aggravated by the use of a screwdriver.

‘The stab wound thankfully missed any arteries and the victim survived but it could have easily been much worse.

‘I’m pleased justice has been served and would like to thank the witness for coming forward and speaking out and supporting the case.’

– Detective Constable Neil Martin, Kent Police

Witness appeal after fatal collision in Southborough

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the death of a man believed to have been involved in a collision with a car in Southborough near Tunbridge Wells in Kent.

The 20-year-old victim was found injured by the side of the road at 1.40am on the morning of Saturday 8th August. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives said that the dead man was local to the area and that his next-of-kin have been informed.

Police closed the A26 Londonbound and spent much of the day carrying out an investigation. The road was reopened at 2pm.

The collision happened on the A26 at Southborough

`It is thought the man was involved in a collision with a vehicle which then made off from the scene. Officers are making urgent enquiries to identify and trace the vehicle and its driver.

‘Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any information which may assist Kent Police is asked to call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit's dedicated appeal line on 01622 798538, or e-mail quoting incident number 08-126.

‘Alternatively, witnesses can leave information anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.’

– Inspector Martin Stevens, Kent Police

11-year-old boy charged in robbery investigation

An 11-year-old boy has been charged with theft and assault after a 90-year-old woman was reportedly robbed in Dartford.

Police were called to Cowgate Hill at 3.10pm on Saturday 6 June.

The woman sustained injuries and cash was reported missing following the incident.

The 11-year-old boy is due to appear at youth court at a later date. A 17-year-old boy was also arrested but was later released without charge.


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.

Police granted extra time to to question man

Kent Police have been granted extra time to question a 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder in Tonbridge.

Officers were called to Hectorage Road at 7.15pm on Tuesday night. A 54-year-old man was found dead at the scene, along with a 34-year-old man who was taken to hospital with serious injuries. They were believed to have suffered knife wounds.

Detectives say the three men knew each other and officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Tonbridge

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after an incident in Kent.

Officers were called to a property on Hectorage Road in Tonbridge at 7.15pm on Tuesday night. One man had sustained injuries which led to his death, and another was taken to a London hospital with serious injuries.

A third man arrested on suspicion of murder is in police custody. Officers believe the three men knew each other.

An investigation is being carried out by officers from the Serious Crime Directorate.

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