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Ancient skulls stolen from crypt in Kent

Skulls from Britain's biggest ancient collection of bones have been stolen from a church in Kent.

Thieves broke in to St Leonard's Church in Hythe and stole 21 skulls - all of them thought to be around 700 years old. Sarah Saunders spoke to Rev Andrew Sweeney and volunteer Brinley Hughes.


Come and claim back your stolen property says Kent Police

More than two thousand items, stolen during thefts in Kent, are now going on show so they can be reunited with their owners. Kent Police are keen to trace who they once belonged to. Andrea Thomas spoke to David Woodgate, who was reunited with his property and Detective Sergeant Lopa McDermott from Kent Police. And if you've had property stolen in East Kent between September 2014 and June this this year and you think it may be in this collection you can contact DS McDermott on 07870 252377

Designer sunglasses recovered

Police want to know if anyone recognises these sunglasses Credit: Kent Police

Police are trying to trace the owners of several pairs of designer sunglasses that were recovered in Westgate-on-Sea.

Police want to know if anyone recognises these sunglasses Credit: Kent Police

Officers believe the sunglasses may have been taken from vehicles parked in the Westgate area.

Police want to know if anyone recognises these sunglasses Credit: Kent Police

If you recognise them please contact Detective Constable Pete Frampton on 01843 222283 quoting reference number ZY/30884/15.

Police want to know if anyone recognises these sunglasses Credit: Kent Police

Two Akita dogs stolen from house

These two Akita dogs have been stolen from a house in Sevenoaks Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is appealing for information after two Akita dogs were reported stolen from a house in Horton Kirby, Sevenoaks.

The incident occurred between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 1 August 2015.

It was reported that the owner of the dogs locked them away in a room at her house in Carleton Place before going out for a couple of hours. When she returned the door to the room had been opened and the dogs had gone.

Anyone with information is asked to call the appeal line on 01622 604100 quoting reference YY/15239/15 or email Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police want to find owners of valuable stolen chalice

Police want to find owners of stolen chalice Credit: Sussex Police

Police are trying to find the owners of a valuable chalice, which they believe might have been taken from a church or similar establishment. The yellow metal chalice which has purple beeded jewels on it in a cross shape was found in a car when officers stopped it in Dyke Road, Brighton, on 13 September.PC Kathryn Waterman said; "If you know who this chalice belongs to, please contact us via or call us on 101, quoting serial 0722 of 13/09.


ITV Viewers help put a smile back on a Hampshire pensioner's face!

There's good news for 88-year-old Roy Andrews from Southampton - who lost his wallet containing a thousand pounds while on holiday in Dorset.

A number of you contacted ITV with offers of cash after hearing Roy's story and we're delighted to be able to reveal he'll now be able to treat his family on their final holiday together.

Duncan Sleightholme spoke to Roy and his family earlier.

Seriously ill pensioner's savings stolen

A seriously ill pensioner from Southampton has been left devastated after a thousand pounds he had saved to treat his family on their final holiday together went missing.

88-year-old Roy Andrews suffers from dementia and had wanted to pay for everything while they were away as a way of saying thank you to his family for taking care of him.

But at some point during a trip out to the shops his wallet was either taken from or fell from his wheel chair and picked up by a passer by.

Roy's family are now pleading for help to trace the missing money. Richard Lawrence has been talking to them.

Designer watches, gold jewellery and cash stolen

Police are appealing for information after jewellery and money were stolen from a house in Fern Way, Titchfield.

A patio door was smashed to get into the property last Saturday, between 8:30am and 6:40pm.

The jewellery that was stolen include a 14 carat gold bracelet, men's designer watches from Gucci, Tag Heuer and Guy Laroche and two gold men's rings.

One of the rings has a coin on it, the other has a very warn down dragon design.

Around £250 worth of coins were also taken.

Investigating officer PC Tara Magnus said, "Did you see or hear anything suspicious around this time? Do you have any information which you believe may be connected with this crime? If so, we need to hear from you."

Anyone with information should contact PC Magnus at Fareham police station on 101.

Social media helps reunite stolen property

Surrey police are using a dedicated social media site to help reunite stolen property with its rightful owners.

A large amount of property has been recovered following a search warrant in Croydon last month.

It includes property thought to be stolen from across the south east and some from burglaries in Sussex.

Images of all the property seized are now featured on a Surrey police page on social media site Pinterest.

Detective Constable Andy Robinson said: "We have spoken to Surrey Police about the site they have set up and carried out a number of enquiries to try and establish if the property has been stolen from Sussex."

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