Riot involved overseas prisoners

A disturbance involving about 40 inmates from the same wing at Maidstone Prison has been resolved, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.

Maidstone gets ready to party

Revellers are getting ready for a brand new festival in Maidstone this weekend featuring bands like Sister Sledge and Brand New Heavies.

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Star Wars characters play classic rock songs

A long time ago in a music studio far, far away some classic rock songs were given a makeover by some famous Star Wars characters.

Made in a studio in Maidstone in Kent, the likes of Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Chewbacca belt out covers of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and AC/DC's Back in Black.

The musical medley is the brainchild of the Sci-Fi Band.

Laughing all the way to Maidstone

Some critics have described Andrew Lawrence's comedy as a 'Victorian blend of rage and good grammar''. Credit: Idil Sukan

Comedy lovers in Maidstone will be getting another dose of laughter this weekend when comedian Andrew Lawrence performs at the Hazlitt Arts Centre. A regular on the Edinburgh fringe and Live at the Apollo Andrew is now touring with the show "There is No Escape".

It follows the success of Stephen K Amos' show at the venue in February.


Two jailed for hammer attack

Two men who left their victim with a fractured skull following an an argument in Maidstone have been jailed.

Trenton Musgrave and Liam Quinnell were found not guilty of attempting to murder the 35 year-old victim, but were found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Trenton Musgrave was jailed for 13 years at Maidstone Crown Court Credit: Kent Police
Liam Quinnell was jailed for 12 years at Maidstone Crown Court Credit: Kent Police

Musgrave was jailed for 13 years, and Quinnell was jailed for 12 years.

In the early hours of 15th June, 30 year-old Trenton Musgrave, of Melville Road in Maidstone, and 27 year-old Liam Quinnell, of Bicknor Road, had been asked to leave a party in Boxley Road, Maidstone, following an altercation.

A short while later police received a number of 999 calls reporting that a man had been struck with a hammer and kicked in the head in Boxley Road.

The force of the blows led to the victim sustaining a fractured skull and he was rushed to Kings College Hospital in London.


Appeal for information after teenager hit by a car dies

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old girl died after she was hit by a car.

The girl was walking along Heath Road, Coxheath on Saturday 11th January at around 6pm when a silver Mazda hit her.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services and people who came to her aid, she sadly died at the scene.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are continuing to piece together the events that lead up to the collision, but would like anyone who may have information to come forward.

Anyone with information should call 01622 798 538.

Man jailed for drugs offence in Maidstone

A Margate man who was caught in possession of drugs in a bar in Maidstone has been jailed for three years and nine months.

Simon Cursons, 31, of Gordon Road in Margate, was seen by door staff at The Source Bar in the Roseyard in Maidstone in March.

He was detained until officers arrived and 11 wraps of MDMA (ecstacy) powder and approximately £100 in cash were seized.

Cursons was charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. The drugs were estimated to be worth between £240 and £480.

Simon Cursons was jailed for drug offence Credit: Kent Police

Detective Constable Martin Barrow from Kent Police said: ‘This will hopefully act as a deterrent to people who attempt to sell drugs in Maidstone, or anywhere else. Drugs ruin lives; not just the lives those that take them but their families and friends too who have to deal with the consequences.’

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