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Two jailed for sexual assault in Sittingbourne

Maksim Volkon, 32 and from Kemsley, was sentenced to 3.5 years in jail Credit: Kent Police

Two men who sexually assaulted a 36 year old woman in a Sittingbourne street have been jailed for 7 years.

In the early hours of Sunday 14th July, a witness reported that he saw two men engaging in sexual activity with a woman on a ramp in Dover Street.

When he called out to ask if the victim was okay, the two men told him it was one of their girlfriends and for him to go away. The man again shouted to the woman but got no response from her.

They were both arrested and charged the following day.

Volkon, 32, and Alehnovics, 26, pleaded guilty to causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent and were each sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment when they appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday 13th December.

Vitaljis Alehnovics, 26 and from Sittingbourne , was also sentenced to 3.5 years in prison Credit: Kent Police

Ex fireman's funeral held today in Sittingbourne

The funeral of Steven Langley has been held this afternoon.

The 56-year-old business man who ran Bax farm fisheries in the village of Tonge near Sittingbourne, died from a gunshot wound to the stomach last month.

A 54-year-old man has been charged with his murder.

Mr Langley worked at Kent Fire and Rescue Service from 1975-1996.

Steve Langley died on 29th November this year Credit: Kent Police

Shane Byrne misses out on fourth superbike title

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne missed out on a record fourth superbike title over the weekend Credit: ITV News Meridian

Three-time superbike champion Shane Byrne from Kent missed out on winning his fourth title this weekend.

He took second place in the MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch. Thousands of spectators watched the competition despite the rain.


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