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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Man jailed for three years after selling ecstasy

Valentino Aghssa has been jailed for three years for selling ecstasy in a Maidstone Credit: Kent Police

A man who sold drugs at a bar in Maidstone has been sent to prison.

Valentino Aghssa, who is 30-years-old, was sentenced to three years and three months in jail for possessing ecstasy with intent to supply.

He was searched at the Source Bar in Maidstone on 20th July 2013 after another man who had been detained for a drugs search pointed him out as the man who had sold him drugs.

He was arrested at the bar after a total of 25 pills and £380 were seized from him.

The pills were found to have a street value of £250.

Man charged with burglary

A man has been charged following a report of a burglary at a newsagent in Maidstone.

The offence was reported to have occurred between 20 and 21 April in The Broadway.

On 21 April 30 year-old Nicholas Gibbs, of The Broadway in Maidstone, was arrested and later charged with burglary other than dwelling.

Having been charged, Gibbs was released on bail and will appear before Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on 12 May.

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.

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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.

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Trenton Musgrave was jailed for 13 years at Maidstone Crown Court Credit: Kent Police
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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.

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