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CUSTODY: Man 'exposed himself' to children at play area near Maidstone

Wednesday 5th May 2021

A MAN who 'exposed himself in front of a child' in Mereworth remains in custody.

Martyn Palmer, 49, was arrested at around 11.35am on May 1 after police were called to an incident near a play area off Butchers Lane. 

It is alleged he approached a child and then indecently exposed himself.

He was later charged with engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child. Mr Palmer appeared before Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on May 3 and was remanded in custody until his next hearing on June 1.

Anyone with information which may assist this investigation is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/YY/2068/21.

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