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CRIME: 'Van thief' Lenny Devall to appear in court after Maidstone crash

Wednesday 7th April 2021

A SUSPECTED van thief will appear in court after crashing a stolen vehicle in Maidstone.

Lenny Devall, 43, of no fixed address, allegedly took a white Peugeot Partner in Bower Place before crashing it into a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction at around 5.25pm on April 3.

Another man was also arrested in connection with the incident.

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A Kent Police spokesman said: “Officers saw the vehicle turning from Bower Mount Road into London Road, where it drove towards the town centre.

“The van continued into Terrace Road where it was involved in a collision with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.”

Mr Devall was charged the following day with taking a vehicle without consent, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

He appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on April 6 where he was remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.

A 30-year-old man from Sheerness was bailed to return to the police station on April 12.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the Peugeot van before, or at the time of the collision to contact them.

They are also asking motorists with dashcam who were in the area to check for footage that may assist the investigation.

Anyone with information who has not yet spoken to the police should call 01622 604100, quoting crime reference 46/54869/21

You can also contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.

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