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Man jailed after police find heroin and cocaine hidden under sofa

A man from Kent has been jailed after police caught him trying to hide a bundle of heroin and cocaine underneath a sofa.

Levy Deeprose was jailed for a total of three-and-a-half years Credit: Kent Police

25-year-old Levy Deeprose, of Newnham Lane in Eastling was arrested when police searched a property in Sheerness and spotted him trying to hide the drugs away.

He was sentenced to a total of three and a half years in prison at Maidstone Crown Court.

This man is a prolific offender and, had he not been arrested when he was, would have contributed to the destructive culture of class A drugs on Kent streets.

– Detective Constable Iain Joyce, Kent Police

Kent's exploding ships and some extraordinary stories

A service has been held in Sheerness to remember the hundreds of people killed when two ships exploded in local waters during the First World War. Around 700 men died after an internal explosion on HMS Bulwark in 1914. Another 350 were killed 6 months later when the minelayer Princess Irene blew up in the Medway Estuary. Andrea Thomas went to the memorial service and spoke to Carolyn Little, the granddaughter of a Signalman on Princess Irene, who escaped the explosion at the last minute, Shipwright's granddaughter Maureen Taggart, whose grandfather perished on the ship, and relative Peter Zahra, who was named after his father's cousin, who also perished when Princess Irene blew up.


Four charged with burglary offences in Kent

Four people have been charged with burglary offences following warrants in Sheerness.

Ricky Chambers, 24, of Alma Road, Sheerness and Levy Deeprose, 24, of Newnham Lane, Eastling, were charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, along with a 17 year old boy and 16 year old boy, both from Sheerness, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The charge relates to an incident in Seager Road, Sheerness, on 2 August.

Chambers was also charged with assault and a racially aggravated public order offence.

In addition, the 16 year old boy was charged with two counts of burglary dwelling, relating to incidents in Vincent Gardens and St Helen's Road, Sheerness, both on 3 August.

The 16 year old was bailed to appear at court on 15 September. Chambers, Deeprose and the 17 year old boy were remanded in custody to appear before Medway Magistrates' Court today (9 August).

A 27 year old woman from Sheerness was bailed pending further enquiries until 21 August, while a 23 year old man from Sheerness was bailed pending further enquiries until 3 October.


Prisoner admits intent to pervert the course of justice

A prisoner serving a fifteen year sentence for a brutal assault text his friend whilst in prison to try and get the victim assaulted again before the trial.

Lee Cekic, was on remand at HMP Elmley in Sheerness, awaiting trial for the grievous bodily harm with intent and false imprisonment of Margate man Joe Bath.

But whilst in prison, Cekic sent a number of text messages to a friend, Lewis Pettitt, trying to get Mr Bath assaulted again before the trial.

A search warrant at an Essex address discovered a phone belonging to Mr Pettitt where the text messages were uncovered. The mobile the texts were sent from was found in Cekic's cell.

Yesterday, Cekic was sentenced to three years in prison, to run concurrently to the 15 years he is already serving.

New youth commissioner 'excited' by role

I’m really excited and I can’t wait to start. I’m really pleased that I have been offered this opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting out there to work with young people as soon as I can.

– Paris Brown, Kent Youth Commissioner

I’m delighted that Paris will be working alongside me to build a bridge between the world of young people and policing. This will be a hands on role and I’ll be relying on Paris to guide my Office on how we can deliver a better service for all young people in the county and tackle youth offending.

– Ann Barnes, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner
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