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  • 1 Apr 2016

    Canterbury Man Charged with Murder and GBH

    1 Apr 2016, 1:41am

    A man has been charged following the death of two people in Canterbury. Police officers were called to Dickens Avenue in Canterbury on 29 March to a report of an altercation. Foster Christian, 53 years-old, of Dickens Avenue in Canterbury, has been charged the murders of Simon Gorecki and Natasha Sadler. He has also been charged with two counts of GBH...

  • 30 Mar 2016

    Man Arrested Following Canterbury Incident

    30 Mar 2016, 0:32am

    Kent Police was called to a report of an altercation at a residential property in Dickens Avenue, Canterbury at 7.39pm on Tuesday 29 March. Officers attended and found two people had sustained fatal injuries. A further two people sustained injuries and were taken to a local hospital. A man was arrested at the scene and is in police custody. A scene...

  • 26 Feb 2015

    Ex-family friend convicted of historic sexual abuse of young girl

    26 Feb 2015, 17:53pm

    A former family friend who sexually abused a 10-year-old girl in the 1980s has been convicted more than 30 years later.   Eugene Carberry, now 72, was a friend of the victim’s mother and befriended the family at their Canterbury home.   It was then victim came into contact with Carberry, who lived in Herne Bay at the time, and was sexually...

  • 27 Jan 2015

    Kent trio sentenced for part in multi-million pound drugs ring

    27 Jan 2015, 14:05pm

    Three drug dealers have been sentenced to a total of 23 years after admitting they were key players in a multi-million pound heroin, cocaine and amphetamine supply ring across Europe.   John Creasy, 48, of Guston Road in Dover, and Kevin Richardson, 53, of Somerset Road in Folkestone, pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and conspiracy...

  • 2 Oct 2014

    Canterbury man who vowed celibacy jailed for series of sexual assaults

    2 Oct 2014, 16:30pm

    A Canterbury man who swore a vow of celibacy and previously lived in a religious temple for 10 years has been jailed for a series of sexual assaults.   Sean Keen, who was found guilty by a jury of three sexual attacks and four counts of child cruelty, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment at Canterbury Crown Court on Wednesday 1 October.   A...

  • 4 Jul 2014

    Five men sentenced in relation to phone hacking

    4 Jul 2014, 11:11am

    Five men have been sentenced today (4 July) in relation to phone hacking offences committed by News of the World staff.Andrew Coulson, 46 (27.1.68), a PR consultant of Canterbury, Kent, was found guilty of conspiracy to unlawfully intercept communications between October 2000 and August 2006. He has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.Glen Mulcaire,...

  • 25 Jun 2014

    Statement following Operation Weeting verdicts

    25 Jun 2014, 15:07pm

    The jury in the Operation Weeting trial at the Old Bailey has returned its verdicts.Operation Weeting was launched in January 2011 led by a team of detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Specialist Crime Directorate. Its purpose was to investigate allegations of phone hacking by News International staff.It has been a large and complex...

  • 3 Apr 2014

    Two men sentenced for manslaughter following Canterbury man’s death

    3 Apr 2014, 16:56pm

    Two men have been sentenced to a total 19 and a half years following the death of a Canterbury man. Lloyd Thorne, 22, and Peter Clement, 51, both of no fixed abode, appeared at Canterbury Crown Court on Thursday 3 April. Thorne pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Tuesday 21 January and Clement was found guilty by a jury on 23 January. The court had heard...

  • 30 Apr 2013

    Kent Police is looking for volunteers to represent communities across the county

    30 Apr 2013, 14:25pm

    Kent Police is looking for eleven strong leaders to volunteer and represent communities across the county and help the force with its work in supporting victims of crime and anti-social behaviour. Members of the public wanting to make a difference to policing in Kent can apply to become Chair or Vice Chair of the Independent Police Advisory Group (IPAG). Kent...

  • 8 Feb 2013

    Ashford landlord sentenced after being found guilty of trying to rig election

    8 Feb 2013, 19:08pm

    An Ashford landlord has been sentenced to a total of 12 months in prison after forging the signatures of his tenants to try and win an election.   Turkish businessman Cengizhan Cerit, known locally as Jem Cerit tried to rig the election in Beaver ward, Ashford, in November 2011.   Canterbury Crown Court heard that the 47-year-old delivered...

  • 8 Feb 2013

    £6m drugs gang jailed

    8 Feb 2013, 13:52pm

    Members of an organised drugs ring who were supplying cocaine across the Canterbury and South Coast area have been jailed today. The gang of nine people, who all live in the Kent area, were arrested following an intelligence led policing operation by officers from The Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate. During the course of the investigation,...

  • 4 Jan 2013

    Police issue picture of man they would like to speak with in connection with 4 robberies

    4 Jan 2013, 11:48am

    Police have released the photo of a man they would like to speak with in connection with a series of robberies across the South East. Jamal Joseph, who is 22 years old, comes from the London area. Officers would like to interview him in relation to four robberies in December in which foreign currency and traveller cheques were stolen from travel agents. Detective...

  • 3 Jan 2013

    Crown court hearing for Canterbury Man

    3 Jan 2013, 15:12pm

    A man from Canterbury who has been charged with perverting the course of justice has had his case committed to Crown Court. Scott Baker (51) of Downs Road, was charged with perverting the course of justice on the 14 November 2012. The case will be heard at Crown Court on 9 January 2013. Further fraud offences have been adjourned for a further magistrates...

  • 14 Nov 2012

    Police seek woman who witnessed theft

    14 Nov 2012, 11:23am

    Kent Police is trying to trace a woman who witnessed an alleged theft in Marks & Spencer in St George’s Street, Canterbury. The woman saw a customer distract the cashier by asking for some change and sticking it in his pocket, before deciding to cancel the request for change. The offender left the store with £40 before the cashier realised it had...

  • 13 Nov 2012

    HMP Canterbury – Needs To Focus On Resettlement

    13 Nov 2012, 15:33pm

    HMP Canterbury, which holds solely foreign national prisoners, was a well-run jail in many respects. However, it needed to tackle prisoners’ offending behaviour, regardless of whether they were to be deported, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, publishing the report of an announced inspection of the Kent prison. In 2006 HMP Canterbury became...

  • 12 Nov 2012

    Man due to be interviewed in connection with Facebook posting

    12 Nov 2012, 14:04pm

    A man is due to be interviewed by police this morning following reports that a picture of a burning poppy had been posted on a social media website. Officers were contacted at around 4pm yesterday, Sunday, 11 November 2012 and alerted to the picture, which was reportedly accompanied by an offensive comment. Following an investigation by Kent Police...



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