A property developer who conned a bank out of millions of pounds so he could live an exotic lifestyle has been jailed.
A Chief Constable said officers found to fall short of high standards will be dealt with after five of his colleagues were arrested.
Police are warning motorists to be vigilant tonight, after an airgun was fired at three cars in the space of an hour on the M20 in Kent.
A man from Kent has been jailed for two years after attempting to hack corporate websites, including those of Kent Police, Cambridge University and Oxford University.
Lewys Stephen Martin, 21, previously of Dover Road, Walmer, was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court today.
He was charged in November following a series of attempts to compromise websites. He pleaded guilty on April 12 to nine charges:
Five counts of unauthorised acts with intent to impair operation of or hinder access to a computer, two of unauthorised computer access with intent to commit other offences, one of unauthorised computer access with intent to commit other offences and one of unauthorised access to computer material.
The court heard that between January 29 and February 1, 2012, Martin attempted to cause disruption to both the Cambridge and Oxford Universities’ websites, by overwhelming them with requests for information. Martin had also tried to disrupt Oxford University’s website in March 2011.
There was no compromise or access to the websites but they were temporarily disrupted. On February 1 and 2, 2012, the Kent Police website suffered a sustained attack by Martin and was temporarily disrupted.
Det Const Nicky Holland-Day said: "Cyber attacks are a nuisance and cause aggravation as well as costs to countless private and public organisations up and down the country.
"Most websites have systems in place to prevent them being compromised, and none of those attacked in these instances suffered any more than a temporary disruption. However, those who try to carry out these attacks will be traced and brought before the courts."
The police officer who headed up the investigation into the attempted murder of Abigail Witchalls who was left paralysed after being stabbed in front of her 21-month old son has been appointed as a new Assistant Chief Constable of Kent.
Rob Price will have responsibility for Local Policing and Partnerships, delivering safer neighbourhoods throughout Kent.
He joins Kent from Surrey Police where he has served as a Temporary Assistant Chief Constable.
The father of a soldier who went missing on a night out in Kent has made a desperate plea for information about his son's whereabouts.
Josh Thomas - based at barracks in Brompton - was last seen six days ago walking across a bridge over the River Medway.
Kent Police are trying to trace a car filmed on CCTV as it pulled up alongside him.
The interviewees in Jenny Line's report are Gary Thomas, Josh's father; and Inspector Ada Leppard from Kent Police.
Two women have been charged with murder after a man died at Capel-le-Ferne.
Alicia Davis, 22, from Milner Crescent, Aylesham; and Charlotte Coulson, 21, of Clarendon Road in Dover, are accused of killing 30-year-old Michael Kerr.
His body was discovered on Wednesday, 10 April in Satmar Lane.
Both females are due to appear at Dover Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 13 April, 2013.
VIDEO OF SCENE: Extra time has been given to Kent Police to question two women arrested on suspicion of murdering a man whose body was found near his car. The victim, named locally as Michael Kerr, was discovered in Capel-le-Ferne on Monday. Three men have been released without charge.
Detectives have been granted more time to question two woman who were arrested on suspicion of murder, after a man's body was discovered in Capel-le-Ferne. Police were called to Satmar Lane on Wednesday afternoon, and arrested five people. Three were released without charge.
Kent's embattled youth crime commissioner Paris Brown stood down today - two days after it was revealed that she'd posted a series of offensive messages on Twitter. The above report from Nashreen Issa contains flashing images.
Video: a clip from the press conference, when Paris Brown announces that she is resigning as Youth Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent.
"I have made the decision after a great deal of thought and consultation with my family. As I made clear at the weekend, I accept that I have made comments on social networking sites which have offended many people. I am really sorry for any offence caused.
"I strongly reiterate that I am not racist or homophobic. I have fallen into the trap of behaving with bravado on social networking sites. I hope that this this may stand as a learning experience for many other young people.
"I would like to thank those people who have sent messages of support and understanding. I wish the Commissioner, Kent Police and the person eventually appointed to this role every success".
Ann Barnes, Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent: "I take responsibility for everything that happens on my watch, good or bad.
"It is personally sad for Paris and her family. An enthusiastic young woman with exceptional skills and a proven track record in working with young people has ended up in a position where she has turned down the job of a lifetime for her.
"There have been calls for me to resign I am not a quitter by nature. Some have said that this has damaged by reputation To them I say this: reputations are made as much by your actions when things are tough.
"We worked with the best of intentions but sadly on this occasion it hasn't worked out".