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Two men jailed following arrests in Ramsgate

Alan Dasilva was sentenced to 3 years and 3 months Credit: Kent Police

Two men involved in dealing drugs in Thanet have been jailed.

Shaquille Walters and Alan Da Silva both 21 years old were sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court after pleading guilty to being concerned in the supply of class A drugs as well as possessing a knife.

No drugs were found when the pair were arrested, however, evidence from their mobile phones confirmed they were involved in drug dealing.

Shaquille Walters Credit: Kent Police

Although no drugs were found, it was clear from the other evidence we found that Walters and Da Silva were involved in supplying drugs. They were contributing to an illegal trade which is not welcome in Thanet, and Kent Police will continue to work to bring down those who try to bring drugs to the area.

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Peter Frampton

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Parents keep up campaign to save deaf school

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition to save the Royal Deaf School in Margate.

It was announced earlier this month that it was being put into adminstration, after the trust that ran the school had run into financial difficulties.

Campaigners are now calling for new funding to be found to re-open the site. Derek Johnson has been speaking with parent Sonja Bigg and Terry Riley from the British Deaf Association.

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