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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.

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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.

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.

Man jailed for sexually assaulting woman while she slept

A man has been jailed for breaking into a woman's home and sexually assaulting her as she slept.

Samuel Miller's victim ran out of the house screaming when she woke to find him in her home.

Miller, 30, of St John’s Road, Sevenoaks had been out walking alone in the town in the early hours of 26th July 2014.

The victim had been sleeping on her sofa when she woke to find Miller sexually assaulting her.

She told him to leave but he came back again by forcing a window. The victim then ran out into the street, screaming for help.

Miller was sentenced to five years in prison at Maidstone Crown Court.

‘The court has seen through Miller’s lies and recognised that the victim was entirely blameless for his despicable behaviour. 'I hope that the sentence passed will now provide some comfort and reassurance to the victim, that he no longer poses a danger.’

– Detective Constable Raj Dusanjh, Kent Police

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Kent Police investigate ballot box tampering claims

Kent Police have confirmed that they are investigating allegations that ballot boxes may have been tampered with, in what was one of the highest profile election battles in the country last week.

Last Friday morning, Nigel Farage was defeated in his attempt to become an MP in South Thanet for UKIP. He lost to the Conservative candidate by more than 2,800 votes.

But after claims that ballot boxes were interfered with, Kent Police say they are now conducting enquiries into electoral fraud in the constituency. Here's our Political Correspondent, Phil Hornby.

Kent Police: 'No evidence of electoral fraud so far'

Kent Police clarify electoral fraud allegation over Thanet South election

On Monday 11 May, Kent Police was contacted by a member of the public from outside the county with a concern around election fraud due to speculation on social media in South Thanet. Initial enquiries by officers have been carried out and so far no evidence of electoral fraud has been found.

– Kent Police spokesperson

Electoral fraud allegation in constituency Farage lost

Counting for the Thanet South seat in the General Election

Kent Police have confirmed that they are looking into an allegation of electoral fraud in the Thanet South constituency seat.

The leader of UKIP Nigel Farage temporarily resigned as party head over the weekend after he failed to win the seat. Instead, Craig Mackinlay, a Conservative became the Thanet South MP after last Thursday's General Election. He won 18,838 votes compared to Mr Farage's 16,026.

UKIP took control of Thanet District Council in following the local elections counton Saturday.

"Kent Police has received a report of electoral fraud. Inquiries are ongoing."

– Kent Police spokesperson

Thief threw wheelbarrow at police during car chase

A man has been jailed after he stole a van and threw a wheelbarrow at police trying to catch him.

Wayne Byrne, 32, of no fixed address, also detached a trailer and digger during the chase in Kent, narrowly missing the officers travelling behind him.

Byrne and his accomplices stole the Ford Transit from outside a property on Sutton Road, Maidstone. Shortly after, officers saw the van travelling along Headcorn Road and gave chase.

Byrne climbed out of the passenger seat and into the back of the van through a side door. He then opened the back door to detach the trailer before throwing the wheelbarrow as well as a generator, various power tools and clothing into the road.

Byrne was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment at Maidstone Crown Court on Thursday 9 April after pleading guilty of two counts of attempting to commit grievous bodily harm, and one count of theft.

‘Byrne showed no concern for the officers’ welfare or the safety of other road users while throwing items out of the back the van he had stolen, which is obviously an incredibly dangerous thing to do. ‘He clearly poses a risk to public safety so prison is the best place for him.’

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Laura Pallett
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