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CUSTODY: Three men arrested following suspected burglary near Maidstone

Monday 6th April 2020

THREE men have been arrested after officers found them in possession of suspected stolen property near Detling.

At around 4am on Monday, April 6 2020, officers on patrol saw a Ford Transit van travelling on the A249 towards Sheerness.

The patrol stopped the vehicle and discovered a quantity of catalytic converters and boiler units in the rear. The items were seized along with some balaclavas and cutting tools.

Two men aged 24 and 30 from the Sittingbourne area, and a 22-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft and going equipped to steal.

They remain in police custody while the investigation continues.