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CRIME: Officers seize lock knife from suspected shoplifter in Maidstone

Wednesday 15th May 2019

OFFICERS seized a lock knife from a suspected shoplifter in the centre of Maidstone. 

The weapon was located by patrols following a stop and search in the area.

Officers approached a man who was seen entering Brenchley Gardens shortly after 12pm on Tuesday, May 14 2019.

He was made subject of a search and the knife was found inside a jacket pocket.

Enquiries led to him also being identified as a suspect for a number of thefts from stores in the town centre.

The man, aged 23, from Maidstone was arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife in a public place and theft offences.  He was later released, pending further investigation.