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Indecent child film charges

A Herne Bay man appeared in court on Friday accused of creating almost 250 indecent images and videos of children. Paul Cooper, of Montague Street, faces 12 separate charges of making indecent photographs of a child, including 241 images and clips, between 2004 and 2014. The 50-year-old spoke only to confirm his name and address and enter a plea of not guilty at Canterbury Magistrates Court. Magistrates adjourned the case for Cooper to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on February 9 for a preliminary hearing.

Wanted appeal

aDetectives hunting a man wanted for assaults committed in Herne Bay and Canterbury are appealing for help from the public. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jonathon Denton, pictured, is asked to call 101, quoting Most Wanted and crime reference ZY/948/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Driver banned

A Herne Bay bricklayer who crashed his car into a front garden failed to provide a breath test after being arrested by police, Canterbury magistrates heard. Christopher Godden, 23, lost control of his VW Golf in Castle Road, Whitstable, shortly on January 12. He agreed to an initial breath test at the scene, whlch he faded. Godden, of Glenbervie Drive, Herne Bay, was arrested and taken to the police station, but would not provide a further test. He admitted failing to provide a specimen of breath. Magistrates disqualified him from driving for two years and fined him £250 with £85 costs and a £25 victim surcharge.

Herne Bay Gazette, February 5th 2015

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