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Man charged with burglary after stealing from 80 year old woman in Maidstone

Thursday 6th December 2018

Detectives investigating a burglary reported at an address in Maidstone have charged a man.

John Gallagher (40,) of Pudding Lane in Maidstone was arrested on Tuesday, December 4 and has now been charged with one count of burglary.

The charge relates to an incident in Fant Lane on September 4 where a man was reported to have called at an address to fix a leak and the occupier, a woman in her 80s, later found a quantity of cash missing.

Following the incident Kent Police released a CCTV image as part of an appeal to identify the suspect.

Gallagher was remanded by Medway Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday December 5 to appear before Maidstone Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.