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Kent Police called to reports of dead baby

There are reports a dead baby has been found in Kent.

The force received a report of an infant's remains in Broadway, Sheerness at 12.48pm today.

The age and identity is not currently known and neither is the cause of death.

Officers are at the scene conducting enquiries and are keen to hear from anyone who may have information that can help them establish the circumstances.

Those that do come forward should know that the information will be handled in a sensitive way.

Man attacked with knife during robbery at Kent home

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Police are hunting two men who forced their way into a house in Kent and attacked a man with a knife before stealing car keys.

The aggravated burglary happened in Baldwin Road, Minster on Saturday night, January 7.

The victim, in his fifties, heard a knock at the front door and when he opened the door two men, with scarves across their faces, forced their way inside.

They made threats and demanded money and one of the men is believed to have had a knife - the victim suffered a cut to his head and one hand.

The suspects are reported to have stolen two sets of car keys before running out of the house.

They are described as aged between 20 and 40 years old and of Asian appearance. They both wore scarves across their faces and were reported to be wearing dark coloured hooded tops.

This incident is being treated as isolated and there is not believed to be any wider risk to the public.


Man stabbed is in a serious condition in hospital

A man who was stabbed in Sheerness, is said to be in a life-threatening condition in hospital. Emergency crews were called to Halfway Road near to a holiday park early this morning. Police have cordoned off the area as investigations continue. Detectives are appealing for information.

Man jailed after police find heroin and cocaine hidden under sofa

A man from Kent has been jailed after police caught him trying to hide a bundle of heroin and cocaine underneath a sofa.

Levy Deeprose was jailed for a total of three-and-a-half years Credit: Kent Police

25-year-old Levy Deeprose, of Newnham Lane in Eastling was arrested when police searched a property in Sheerness and spotted him trying to hide the drugs away.

He was sentenced to a total of three and a half years in prison at Maidstone Crown Court.

This man is a prolific offender and, had he not been arrested when he was, would have contributed to the destructive culture of class A drugs on Kent streets.

– Detective Constable Iain Joyce, Kent Police

Kent's exploding ships and some extraordinary stories

A service has been held in Sheerness to remember the hundreds of people killed when two ships exploded in local waters during the First World War. Around 700 men died after an internal explosion on HMS Bulwark in 1914. Another 350 were killed 6 months later when the minelayer Princess Irene blew up in the Medway Estuary. Andrea Thomas went to the memorial service and spoke to Carolyn Little, the granddaughter of a Signalman on Princess Irene, who escaped the explosion at the last minute, Shipwright's granddaughter Maureen Taggart, whose grandfather perished on the ship, and relative Peter Zahra, who was named after his father's cousin, who also perished when Princess Irene blew up.

Four charged with burglary offences in Kent

Four people have been charged with burglary offences following warrants in Sheerness.

Ricky Chambers, 24, of Alma Road, Sheerness and Levy Deeprose, 24, of Newnham Lane, Eastling, were charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, along with a 17 year old boy and 16 year old boy, both from Sheerness, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The charge relates to an incident in Seager Road, Sheerness, on 2 August.

Chambers was also charged with assault and a racially aggravated public order offence.

In addition, the 16 year old boy was charged with two counts of burglary dwelling, relating to incidents in Vincent Gardens and St Helen's Road, Sheerness, both on 3 August.

The 16 year old was bailed to appear at court on 15 September. Chambers, Deeprose and the 17 year old boy were remanded in custody to appear before Medway Magistrates' Court today (9 August).

A 27 year old woman from Sheerness was bailed pending further enquiries until 21 August, while a 23 year old man from Sheerness was bailed pending further enquiries until 3 October.


Prisoner admits intent to pervert the course of justice

A prisoner serving a fifteen year sentence for a brutal assault text his friend whilst in prison to try and get the victim assaulted again before the trial.

Lee Cekic, was on remand at HMP Elmley in Sheerness, awaiting trial for the grievous bodily harm with intent and false imprisonment of Margate man Joe Bath.

But whilst in prison, Cekic sent a number of text messages to a friend, Lewis Pettitt, trying to get Mr Bath assaulted again before the trial.

A search warrant at an Essex address discovered a phone belonging to Mr Pettitt where the text messages were uncovered. The mobile the texts were sent from was found in Cekic's cell.

Yesterday, Cekic was sentenced to three years in prison, to run concurrently to the 15 years he is already serving.

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