Home ... Tag Archives: Canterbury Crown Court

Tag Archives: Canterbury Crown Court

Herne Bay woman Sonya McCulla said she had planted bombs

A middle-age woman posed as a terrorist and sparked full scale bomb alerts after claiming to have planted bombs in Canterbury. Sonya McCulla, 51, stole a mobile phone from a train and then used it to phone in the threats. She told police and fire services that devices had been planted at Canterbury Cathedral, the council offices, the rail stations, and …

Read More »

Rogue firm admits botched driveway jobs

Three Herne Bay residents ripped off by a rogue trader may get compensation for the botched jobs on their driveways. All of them had fallen victim to fraudster Hughie Smith and his company Millstone Driveways. Now the 41-year-old boss and his company have admitted seven charges of fraud and engaging in a commercial practice “by a misleading action” which means …

Read More »

Canterbury mum Kerry Geater admits witness intimidation after husband and brother jailed for brutal revenge attack in Herne

A mother from Canterbury whose husband and brother were jailed for a brutal assault took to Facebook to say they should have killed their victim. Raging Kerry Geater, 37, had hours earlier seen the pair sent down for 13 years after they broke into a house in Herne and battered the man who was involved in a love triangle which …

Read More »

Whitstable man James McShane jailed after police find cannabis behind false wall in his garage

Police called to an attempted break-in in the back garden of a Whitstable house found 58 cannabis plants growing behind a false wall in the garage. The estimated yield value was between £11,000 and £53,000, Canterbury Crown Court was told on Wednesday (April 1). James McShane, 37, of Sydney Road, told police he started growing the cannabis to help his …

Read More »

Downfall of dealer caught using mobile phone in car

Father-of-two is sentenced to four years A jobless Herne Bay dad-of-two is regretting the cost of using a mobile phone while driving. Kyle Aylward was spotted at the wheel by police officers who stopped him…and found illegal drugs in the vehicle… That led to a search of his home in Eddie Willet Road and the discovery of £5,000 in cash …

Read More »

Herne Bay drug dealer Kyle Aylward caught out after using mobile phone at the wheel by police officers

A jobless Herne Bay dad-of-two is regretting the cost of using a mobile phone while driving. Kyle Aylward was spotted at the wheel by police officers who stopped him…and found illegal drugs in the vehicle. That led to a search of his home in Eddie Willet Road and the discovery of £5,000 in cash in a tin and eight counterfeit …

Read More »

Thug jailed for 13 years for revenge attack on ex-friend

Victim was in relationship with assailant’s wife A violent thug carried out a cowardly revenge attack on a former close friend out of sexual jealousy. David Capper, 35, was furious his estranged wife had begun a relationship with Nathan Carey, and plotted to teach him a lesson. Capper and brother-in-law Deny Geater, 38, both of East Street, Canterbury, burst into …

Read More »

IN BRIEF

Man faces child porn charges A 59-year-old man has appeared in court charged with downloading and possessing child pornography. Phillip Brinkley, of Oxenden Square, Herne Bay, faces six counts covering a period between August 2011 and July 2014. Prosecutors allege Brinkley downloaded illegal images at various levels of severity, including the most graphic. Brinkley withheld his plea and was bailed …

Read More »

Barrister Edmund Fowler tracks down conman

Barrister Edmund Fowler turned sleuth to track a villain operating a scam in Canterbury. The Faversham lawyer – who regularly prosecutes fraudsters in the crown court – spoke to his mother after she had been shopping at the Sainsbury’s store. He said: “She told me she had been approached by a complete stranger, a man who looked flustered and claiming he had locked himself out …

Read More »

Man sold goods that did not exist

A man who conned people by selling imaginary goods online has been jailed for 15 months. Justin Waters, of no fixed address, admitted six charges of fraud by false representation. The 42-year old also admitted a further 45 similar offences that were taken into consideration by the judge when he was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on January 9. Between December …

Read More »