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CUSTODY: Headcorn man, 29, arrested over violent Staplehurst burglary

Tuesday 20th April 2021

A MAN has been arrested following a violent burglary near Staplehurst.

A victim, in her 60s, was assaulted during an ordeal in Staplehurst Road, Frittenden, after a man showed up at her home requesting water. 

She was in her garden at around 6pm on Sunday, April 4, when the suspect initially appeared at a fence asking for a drink claiming he had been cycling. 

But after being given a bottle of water jumped over the fence and forced the woman inside the property. 

Police say the suspect stole money and valuables before fleeing.

The arrested man, who is 29 and from the Headcorn area, was detained on April 16 and taken into custody.

He has since been released on bail, pending further enquiries, until May 12.

Residents who live in the vicinity and have privately held CCTV, or doorbell cameras, are also asked to contact officers if they suspect they have footage that can assist with enquiries and have not done so already.

Anybody with information should call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/56590/21.

You can also contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form available via this link: