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Drug arrests following search of address

Three males have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs after Kent police officers searched an address in Tunbridge Wells.

Officers found cash and quantities of substances believed to be heroin at a property in Rowan Tree Road on 9 October. Two men, aged 19 and 20, and a 16 year-old-boy were arrested.

All of the suspects are from the Tunbridge Wells area and have been bailed, pending further enquiries until 11 December.

Man charged with dealing heroin in Tunbridge Wells

A man arrested on suspicion of supplying class A drugs in Tunbridge Wells is set to appear in court next month.

Christopher Nkongo was arrested in Tunnel Road shortly after 4pm yesterday.

Nkongo, 20, from London was charged with possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine. He has been bailed to appear at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on 3 November.


Shopkeeper threatened with knife in attempted robbery

A man has allegedly entered a shop in Tunbridge Wells and threatened a shopkeeper with a small pen knife, demanding money from the till.

Detectives say the shopkeeper challenged the offender, who turned and ran out of the shop empty-handed and is believed to have headed in the direction of High Brooms rail station.

Police are appealing for information about the attempted robbery, which happened just before 6pm on Saturday in Camden Road.

The suspect is described as being a white man, aged between 22-28 years-old. He was wearing a black hoodie, tight blue jeans and white trainers.

Man suffers multiple skull fractures following assault

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Tunbridge Wells are renewing an appeal for witnesses by releasing images of the victim’s injuries.

Robert Reynolds suffered multiple fractures to his skull Credit: Kent Police

Robert Reynolds suffered multiple fractures to his skull following a sustained attack in his own home, in Dorking Road on Monday 26 May. The alarm was raised by a friend who had visited the property between 5pm and 5.30pm and who found the victim lying on the floor and groaning in pain.

Two months on from the incident, he has now left hospital Credit: Kent Police

Before the attack Mr Reynolds, 60, had been at home watching a game of football on television, but doesn't remember letting anyone into the property. Two months on from the incident the victim has now left hospital and is recovering from his injuries. However, his mobile phone - described as having a distinctive JCB yellow cover - and his wallet are still reported to be missing.

Prison for man who fractured girl's eye socket

Darren Selwood has been jailed for three years Credit: Kent Police

A man who fractured a girl's eye socket in an unprovoked attack has been imprisoned for three years. The 18-year-old victim from Tunbridge Wells was attacked in April whilst with her friends at The Wharf in Tonbridge. She was punched to the right side of her face and briefly lost consciousness.

Darren Selwood, 30, of Langley Way in Kings Hill, had been seen earlier in the evening by door staff arguing with another woman. He was identified and was later arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

At Maidstone Crown Court this week, Selwood was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to GBH. Det Con Graham Hunt from Kent Police said: 'This appears to have been a completely unprovoked assault by a man who stands at nearly six foot tall against a young lady of small stature.

'His actions left her with fractures to her eye socket and cheekbone so it is quite right that Selwood should serve a prison sentence for his actions.'


Cause of fire being investigated

Fire crews continued to damp down remaining hot spots overnight at a derelict building where a fire broke out yesterday evening. By 6:30 this morning only one fire engine remained at the scene. The building has been completely destroyed.

Those living nearby who had to evacuate their homes have now been allowed to return to their properties. An investigation is underway into the cause.

40 firefighters tackling fire in Tunbridge Wells

Around 40 firefighters are tackling a fire at a derelict building on Park Road, Tunbridge Wells. Surrounding buildings and neighbouring properties have been evacuated as a precaution. There are no reports of any injuries.

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