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19 May 2016, 14:48pm
A teenager has been jailed for more than three years for a vicious knife attack that left a man fighting for his life.
Johnny Jacob Brazil, 19, of Barrow Grove, Sittingbourne, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm on a 25-year-old man and common assault on a 28-year-old man following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court in February 2016.
9 May 2016, 12:23pm
A second man has been jailed for raping a woman on Christmas Day 2014 in Dover.
Georgel Cornel Hirjanu, 25 of no fixed address admitted one charge of rape when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday 5 May.
He was sentenced on Friday 6 May to 13 years and three months in prison and must serve a further three years on licence.
During the early...
4 May 2016, 2:44am
Detectives investigating a body found in a river in Canterbury are appealing for anyone who might have seen the man prior to his death to come forward.
Kent Police was called at 6.32am on Friday 29 April to the River Stour near North Lane, Canterbury.
The man was declared dead at the scene. He has been formally identified as 27-year-old Roman Mol, originally...
27 Apr 2016, 9:20am
Surrey Police is appealing for the public’s help in identifying the man in this CCTV image.
Officers would like to speak to the man in connection with a burglary at an address in Claygate on 19 December 2015.
Maximus, a 22-week-old Cocker Spaniel puppy, was stolen after thieves broke into the address in Red Lane at around 1pm. The thieves also stole...
27 Apr 2016, 2:39am
Following the release of CCTV images and an appeal directly to the community with a £5,000 reward on offer for information, police are now looking to other forces, which are connected to Hampshire Constabulary because of good transport links.
Hampshire Constabulary officers are keen to hear from anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image in connection...
27 Apr 2016, 2:06am
Police are investigating an incident on the grassed area just south of the tennis courts at St Ann’s Well Gardens, Hove, in which a 13-year-old boy was attacked and robbed.
It happened at around 6.30pm on Friday 15 April. Two other boys pushed and punched the victim, who was also kicked in the head and ribs and later required hospital treatment.
26 Apr 2016, 16:16pm
A man has been detained in hospital indefinitely after admitting the manslaughter of his own grandmother while visiting her in Sittingbourne.
Stuart Lay, aged 44, of Homewood Avenue, Sittingbourne, had been charged with the murder of 85-year-old Jean Robertson, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter when he appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 25...
25 Apr 2016, 14:29pm
Officers investigating a report of human trafficking and modern day slavery have charged a 53-year-old man from Gillingham with three offences.
Dusan Sabo, of Corporation Road in Gillingham, has been charged with trafficking a person into the United Kingdom for exploitation, knowingly holding another person in slavery and theft.
He has been bailed to...
22 Apr 2016, 17:07pm
A man has been cleared of attempting to kidnap a Medway schoolgirl with the intention of committing a sexual offence.
Nicholas Bennett, 26, of Association Walk, Rochester, was arrested in connection with an alleged incident in Salisbury Avenue, Rainham, on Thursday 21 January 2016.
He was charged and remanded after being identified by the alleged victim...
22 Apr 2016, 16:25pm
Police in East Surrey are keen to speak to the man in this CCTV still in connection with a burglary at a house in Ashtead where a number of antiques were stolen.
The incident happened sometime between 2pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 12 March at an address in Agates Lane, Ashtead. The occupant of the house returned home to find his kitchen door open and a...
21 Apr 2016, 20:17pm
At around 12.50am a man got into the back of a taxi on the Old Steine, Brighton. He asked the driver to take him to Abbey Road but during the journey directed him to Sudeley Place where the taxi stopped.
On asking for the fare, the man reached forward from the back passenger seat and grabbed at the driver’s money bag with one hand and held a...
21 Apr 2016, 19:52pm
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a non-dwelling burglary at the Co-operative store in High Street, Chalfont St Giles.
At approximately 11.30pm on Wednesday 20 April, a 4×4 vehicle was reversed into the shop’s frontage causing extensive damage to the property and ATM machine.
Four to six masked offenders then entered the...
21 Apr 2016, 19:04pm
Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate are investigating a report that a woman in her 20s was sexually assaulted in a car park at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent on 6 March, between 7pm and 8.30pm.
Officers promptly identified the suspects and 11 arrests were made. All those arrested were men, aged between 16 and 22 and from Kent....
18 Apr 2016, 16:09pm
Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted on a towpath near Iver, South Buckinghamshire.
The 30-year-old victim was jogging along the southern side of the Grand Union Canal towards Cowley at about 1pm on Sunday 17th when she was passed by a motorcyclist on a scrambler motorbike.
About five minutes later,...
18 Apr 2016, 13:17pm
A man who admitted carrying out a violent assault in Westgate-on-Sea has been jailed for five years.
Jamie Roberts, 27 of Victoria Road, Margate was sentenced when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 4 April.
He had pleaded guilty to one charge of grievous bodily harm.
On 7 November 2015 a woman returned home to find her boyfriend, a 23-year-old...
17 Apr 2016, 20:55pm
Kent Police would like to speak to this man in relation to thefts of high-value mobile phones from phone shops across Kent.
If you have any information please contact Kent Police on 101, quoting crime reference YY/14952/14b.
Alternatively, to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
17 Apr 2016, 12:54pm
A former police officer who contacted prostitutes and videoed himself masturbating in uniform while on duty in a police station has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Luke Smith, 34, of Eversley Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, had pleaded guilty to three charges, including obtaining personal data from police systems, when he appeared in court on February...
16 Apr 2016, 14:03pm
Officers investigating an incident on Rede Common in Rochester have released a computer-generated image of a man.
A teenage girl was walking across the common between 12pm and 12.30pm on Wednesday 30 March when she was approached by a man who is reported to have hugged and touched her inappropriately.
He is described as white with a bald head, aged...
15 Apr 2016, 22:45pm
A cannabis grower has been jailed following the discovery of a £2.8 million drugs factory in Dartford.
Pham Tuan, 28, of no fixed address, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years’ imprisonment when he appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 8 April 2016.
Once released he will be deported back to Vietnam.
Tuan pleaded guilty to being concerned in...
13 Apr 2016, 23:48pm
Thames Valley Police is releasing a CCTV image of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with an incident in Oxford.
At around 2.25am on Saturday 12 March, at the Kiss night club in Park End Street, Oxford, a 23-year-old man was assaulted.
Police would like to speak to the man shown in the CCTV as he may have information which could help...
13 Apr 2016, 16:06pm
Police have released images of two men wanted in connection with a fraud investigation in Crawley and East Grinstead.
A series of transactions have been carried out at petrol stations across the area, in which cloned fuel cards have been used, over the past few months.
This has resulted in fuel to the value of thousands of pounds being obtained by the...
11 Apr 2016, 14:16pm
Detectives investigating after the body of a man was found in a property in Kinross Close, Chatham, on 12 July 2015 have charged a man.
Paul Robert Campbell, aged 29, of Farley Close, Chatham, has been charged with the murder of 59-year-old Steve Berry.
He had been on bail after being arrested on 26 July 2015. He was charged on Monday 11 April 2016...
9 Apr 2016, 21:56pm
A 19-year-old man from Worthing has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for causing death by dangerous driving and three years each for two offences of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, following a fatal collision on the A24 in Capel in April 2015.
Arthur Berry of Stable Lane, Findon, Worthing appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday,...
2 Apr 2016, 1:01am
A man is facing 22 years in prison after being found guilty of trying to kill his wife and son by setting fire to their nail bar business in Hailsham last year.
Ducbac Vuong, 52, known as Sammi, was found guilty of two counts of attempted murder at Hollywood Nails in High Street, Hailsham, on March 4 last year.
A jury at Lewes Crown Court heard that...
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