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Jail for burglar caught hiding behind wheelie bin

Jason Higgins was jailed for a number of burglaries Credit: Kent Police

A prolific thief who stole from cars and garages has been jailed for two years after he was caught hiding behind a wheelie bin.

Jason Higgins, 43, formerly of Ingram Close, Larkfield was caught after police found him hiding behind a bin following a burglary in Veles Road, Snodland, last year.

When officers searched his vehicle, they found more than 50 stolen items which linked him to other crimes, including an attempted burglary and a spate of thefts from motor vehicles.

Higgins denied the charges but was convicted at Maidstone Crown Court.

He was sentenced to a total of 24 months.

Detective Constable Raj Dusanjh said: "He has shown absolutely no remorse and has refused to take any responsibility for his crimes, but will now have time to reflect on his actions."


Race car used to encourage more children to become engineers

The McLaren Spyder arrives at Holmesdale Technology College Credit: ITV Meridian

*A bright yellow McLaren Spider arrived at Holmesdale Technology College in Snodland to encourage more young people to consider a career in engineering. *

The idea was for engineering students to learn about the job prospects with McLaren and provide them with some work experience.**

Tribute to father following fatal collision

Motorcyclist Jason Randall sustained fatal injuries in a crash in Snodland on Saturday.

Jason was a much loved husband and father of three and will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the emergency services, air ambulance crew and special thanks to the lady who arrived on scene to help before the emergency services arrived. I would also like to thank friends and family for their continued support.

– Jason's wife