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Arrests made over security van incident in Larkfield

Tuesday 13th February 2018

TWO men have been arrested in connection with the blackmail of a security van driver in Larkfield.

Serious crimes officers from Kent and Essex have been investigating allegations involving demands for money and a cash-in-transit vehicle, following an incident in November last year.

It was reported that at around 10am an employee returned to his security van, parked off London Road, and found a written demand for cash had been placed in the door. It is alleged the message also contained threats of harm. No money was stolen during the incident.

The arrests were made in the Hastings area yesterday (February 12).

Two men, aged 32 and 57, were arrested on suspicion of blackmail. Both have been released pending further investigation.