A heroin dealer who was caught carrying a stun gun disguised as an iPhone has been jailed for almost eight years.Read the full story ›
A 22-year-old man has been jailed for seven years for attempted rape after his victim tracked him down on Facebook.Read the full story ›
A man who attempted to rape a young woman as she walked home from a nightclub has been jailed for seven years - after his victim tracked him down on Facebook.
James Huggett, 22, of Woodland Drive, Minster, on the Isle of Sheppey, was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court for the attack on 21-year-old Chanel Purchase last year.
She was able to bring him to justice by turning detective on social media.
She has waived her right to anonymity to warn others of the risks women face.
Seventeen-year-old Ben Towers has employed himself as his own apprentice after setting up a successful digital business.Read the full story ›
A 13-year-old boy from Kent who has raised more than £200,000 for cancer research is among the recipients of New Year's Honours.Read the full story ›
Police have released images of a knife-wielding robber holding up a petrol station in Maidstone.Read the full story ›
A bank robber who stole more than £6,000 and frightened staff with threats of a gun has been jailed.Read the full story ›
A bank robber who was caught after his getaway car was traced to his home address has been jailed.Read the full story ›
A man accused of ordering a woman to return to Hong Kong to kill her family has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.
Hon Cheong Chu, 57, was arrested at his home in Tarragon Road, Maidstone in March last year and where officers seized a number of firearms and ammunition including a single-bolt weapon disguised as a metallic pen.
He was later charged with a number of offences including soliciting murder, assault and possession of ammunition and firearms, and convicted following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court.
Kent County Council wants to close two care homes in the South East and replace two others with alternative arrangements.
They are in Sandwich, Sheerness, Faversham and Maidstone.
But Sue Black, the daughter of one resident of the home in Maidstone, has told ITV News she's furious and will campaign against the plans.
We propose to close two of our homes because they are under-used and the buildings cannot provide quality care into the future without significant investment.
The well-being of the residents that live at, or frequently use the homes is our first and foremost consideration. They are being kept up to date with proposed changes and we will be working with them and their carers to continue to meet their needs.