A prolific burglar has been sent to prison for committing offences in Medway and Whitstable.
Lee Matthew Dickie, aged 31, previously from Gillingham, pleaded guilty to two charges of burglary dwelling, burglary other than dwelling with intent to steal and theft from a motor vehicle.
In the evening on 7 January he attempted to steal a television from a Gillingham primary school and the next day he took a number of items, from a property in Third Avenue, Gillingham.
The burglary spree continued, when on 2 February, he stole shotguns and rifles, £50 cash, watches and a telephone from a property in Railway Avenue, Whitstable. He also stole a fuel card from a van parked in Gardiner Street, Gillingham, between 27 January and 3 February.
CCTV of man wanted in connection with a cash box robbery outside a building society has been released by Kent Police as part of a renewed appeal. A new e-fit has also been released after the theft from a security van took place at around 10:30am on Wednesday, 7 May, in Whitstable High Street.
DC Freddie Elspass-Collins from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: ‘A security guard was carrying a cash box containing a quantity of money when a man approached him from behind and forcibly took the cash box from him.
'The offender reportedly ran off in the direction of Middle Wall and Cornwallis Circle. Our enquiries have led us to believe the offender took the cash box to the Thanet area so we’re widening our appeal for information further.’ Witnesses should call 01303 289353 quoting reference number 07-0390.
A convicted sex offender from Whitstable has been jailed for 28 months after he breached an order imposed on him in 2011.
64 year-old Martin Fisher was convicted in 2011 of sexually assaulting a child and making and possessing indecent images of children. He was given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order for 10 years but when officers carried out checks on his computer they found indecent images.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Katie Coleman said, "This sends out a strong message to any one prepared to take similar risks, Kent Police will continue to strive to identify and bring to justice offenders wherever they are..."
In his short life he achieved so much - touching the hearts of thousands of people around the world. But sadly, 11-year-old Reece Puddington from Seasalter, has lost his six-year battle with cancer.
Three months ago, the brave youngster, who suffered from neuroblastoma told followers on Facebook that he'd decided to stop cancer treatment as it would involve more hospital visits and painful side effects.
Today his family and friends - and celebrities he'd met along the way - have been paying tribute to him - as Sarah Cooper reports.
In his short life he achieved so much, touching the hearts of thousands of people around the world. But sadly, 11-year-old Reece Puddington from Seasalter, has lost his six-year battle with cancer.
Three months ago, the brave youngster, who suffered from neuroblastoma, told followers on Facebook that he had decided to stop cancer treatment as it would involve more hospital visits and painful side effects.
Today, his family and friends, and celebrities he had met along the way, have been paying tribute to him.
Now, Whitstable's well known for pulling in the crowds when it comes to putting on events. And this weekend it's hoping to put the town on the map again with a brand new literary festival.
Headlining WhitLit will be the child star turned crime writer John Gordon Sinclair, who shot to fame when he starred in the film "Gregory's Girl". He's been talking to Andrea Thomas about books, babies and life as a young star.