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  • Jail for drug grower who stole electricity to cultivate cannabis

    A drugcultivatorwho stole £4,000 worth of electricity to grow cannabis plants has been jailed for two years and eight months. Sam Harris, 27, pleaded guilty to stealing the ...

  • Maidstone transit van thieves sent to prison

    Two thieves who stole Transit vans from areas across Maidstone and Medway towns have been sent to prison. James Steel and Wayne Byrne, right, were sentenced to a total of five years in ...

  • Police target 'nighthawk' thieves with metal detectors

    Kent Police have vowed to crack down on the practice of 'nighthawking' after seizure ofhistoric artefacts as part of aninvestigation into illegal metal-detecting. Medieval ...

  • Aylesford pensioner dies and husband injured in road crash

    POLICE have appealed for witnesses of a head-on crash in which a 73-year-old Aylesford woman died and her 74-year-old husband was seriously injured. A four-year-old boy, who was also in their car ...

  • Free magazine offer

    MAGAZINE fans in Kent will be able to download the latest issues of some of the top national titles for free as part of a pilot. Those with library cards can download electronic versions of ...

  • Coffee thief jailed for 40 days

    Shoplifter Josh Drewett has been jailed for stealing coffee from a shop in Maidstone. Josh Drewett, 24,was sentenced on 25 May 2016 at Medway Magistrates’ Court after hepleaded ...

  • Charity ball remembers Dan Wiltshire

    A FANTASTIC fund-raising spectacular dubbed “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is being organised by the family of a Shakespeare-mad thespian from Maidstone to raise awareness of organ ...

  • Lee Arron Stych jailed for shoplifting

    A shoplifter has been sent to prison for seven months after stealing £20 of meat from a Maidstone store. Lee Arron Stych, 43, was sentenced on 27 May 2016 at Medway Magistrates’ Court ...