A disturbance involving about 40 inmates from the same wing at Maidstone Prison has been resolved, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed.
A gang of four who took part in a series of violent robberies across the country have been found guilty at Maidstone Crown Court.
Revellers are getting ready for a brand new festival in Maidstone this weekend featuring bands like Sister Sledge and Brand New Heavies.
There are reports that a number of prisoners are involved in an ongoing incident at Maidstone prison in Kent. A Prison Service spokesman said national resources have been deployed. Inmates at the Category C prison include sex offenders and foreign nationals with more than 18 months left to serve.
Detectives investigating the death of an Italian man in Maidstone have charged four Lithuanian men with his murder.
26-year-old Aleksandras Zuravliovas of Beaumont Road in Maidstone, Tomas Gelezinis who's 30, and of Lower Stone Street in Maidstone, Saulius Tamoliunas who's 23, and of Union Street, and 21-year-old Linas Zidonis of no fixed abode have been charged with the murder of 19 year-old Jeole Leotta.
The four men have been remanded in custody and will appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court via a video link on 24th October. A 30-year-old man has also been arrested in connection with the incident, becoming the 10th suspect to be arrested.
A ninth person has been arrested following the death of an Italian man in Maidstone.
On 20 October to police were called to Lower Stone Street, where a man had reportedly been assaulted. A 19-year-old Italian man later died at King’s College Hospital in London.
Seven men were arrested and magistrates granted detectives from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate additional time to question those arrested.
On 22 October a 28 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody. He is the ninth person to be arrested.
Two of the suspects have since been released on bail. The victim’s family have been informed.
Detectives investigating the murder of a man in Maidstone have been granted additional time to interview the suspects.
Police were called to Lower Stone Street in Maidstone on Sunday where a man had reportedly been assaulted. A 19-year-old Italian man later died. Seven men were arrested.
One man, aged 45 years-old, has been released on bail until 16 December, and magistrates have granted detectives extra time to interview the other six arrested men. Officers now have until the evening of Wednesday 23 October to question the suspects.
On the evening of 21 October, an eighth man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
The victim’s family have been informed, and are travelling to Kent from Italy.
Police have told ITV Meridian news that seven men have been arrested in connection to the murder investigation taking place in Maidstone.
19-year-old man was found injured in a flat and was taken to hospital where he subsequently died.
One lane closed due to police incident on A229 Palace Avenue Eastbound from A229 Bishops Way in Maidstone - police say it is linked to a murder investigation.
A man has been jailed for four years after assaulting a pensioner with a glass bottle in Maidstone.
Elusive Matrix, who had changed his name by deed poll from Mark Naulls, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm following the incident in April 2013.
Police were called to the bottom of High Street in Maidstone on 13th April after an ambulance crew treated a man with a head injury.
He said he had been mugged and a smashed bottle of spiced rum was found nearby.
Matrix was identified after a member of the public provided a description of a man banging his head against a window of a nearby bank.
DNA samples were taken from the window and the broken bottle, which both identified Matrix.
More than 500 runners braved the soggy and cold weather for the annual Maidstone half marathon - now 25 years old.
The route begins in Maidstone along the A20, before heading up through the village of Hollingbourne and then onto the Pilgrims Way, before heading back into Maidstone through Bearsted Green.