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Kent men jailed after armed robbery

Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to carrying out robberies in Swanley, one of which included a 15-year-old victim.

21-year-old Charlie Leigh, of Everest Place and 19-year-old Kane Gaymer, of Oliver Road, both from Swanley, will serve a total of more than six years between them.

Kane Gaymer Credit: Kent Police

Leigh admitted punching and robbing a 15-year-old boy of his mobile phone near London Road.

Charlie Leigh Credit: Kent Police

Both men admitted threatening a car park attendant - one of them holding a knife - and taking the money he had collected.

Leigh was sentenced to 3 years in prison, while Gaymer was jailed for three years and four months.

Witness appeal after "serious incident"

Officers from the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit want to hear from anyone who saw a collision involving six vehicles on the A20 on 8th March 2014. The incident left a 12-year-old boy with abdominal injuries.

This was a very serious incident which blocked the carriageway and led to the closure of the A20 from Crittals corner to the M25 junction. Thankfully there has been no loss of life, which could so easily have been the case. We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the vehicles being driven prior to the collision."

– Inspector Martin Stevens, Kent Police


Boy suffered "serious abdominal injuries"

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses following a crash on the A20 which left a child seriously injured.

At about 8.30pm on 8th March 2014, police received reports six vehicles had been involved in a collision on the A20 between Swanley and Sidcup on the coast-bound carriageway.

A family of two adults and two children travelling in a Renault Traffic minibus were hurt in the collision, including a 12 year-old boy who was treated at Kings College Hospital for serious abdominal injuries. The boy remains in hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The driver of a Renault Clio suffered concussion and minor head injuries.

Man charged with Swanley murder appears in court

A man charged with the murder of a twenty-three year old woman in Kent has appeared in court.

Thomas Fuller, who's 23 and from Oakley Drive in Eltham was charged on Friday October 12, with the murder of Natalie Jarvis in Swanley on October 3.

Thomas Fuller has been remanded in custody to appear before Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday.


Police make murder arrest in Kent

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after walking into a police station following the death of a 23-year-old woman in Kent.

Officers were called to a report of a woman with severe injuries in Swanley Village Road, Swanley, just before 11.30pm on Wednesday.

The woman was treated by paramedics but died at the scene, which has been cordoned off for forensic examination, Kent Police said.

The 22-year-old man was arrested after he walked into a police station at around 3am this morning.