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Stone-throwing yobs in Herne Bay

A toddler was hit in the eye by stone-throwing yobs who are “driving tourists away” from Herne Bay seafront. The three-year-old was hurt in one of three incidents witnessed by a town councillor in as many weeks. Also targeted by the unruly teenagers were a coach-load of French students and a pensioner. Cllr Andrew Cook (Con) says he has seen people being …

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Greenhill drink-driver Skye Tuck crashes weeks after passing her test

A teenager who crashed into a car while over the legal alcohol limit had passed her driving test little more than a fortnight before. Skye Tuck, 18, celebrated earning her licence on March 23 – but had it for just 18 days before ploughing her Vauxhall Corsa into another vehicle in Sea Street, Herne Bay. Magistrates in Canterbury heard that police …

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Woman robber made threat to shop worker

Duo took cash, booze and cigarettes A ROBBER who threatened a convenience store worker if she called police after stealing cash, cigarettes and alcohol in an armed robbery has been jailed. Margaret Smith, together with another man, targeted Martin’s, in Preston Street, Faversham, on September 1 last year. Hoods Smith, 24, of High Street, Herne Bay, entered the shop at …

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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 …

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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 …

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Herne Bay’s crime hotspots

Almost 150 crimes were committed in a month in the Herne Bay area, latest Home Office statistics reveal. The figures relate to December last year and reveal a total of 147 reported crimes during the month. Unsurprisingly, Heron ward, which includes the busy town-centre areas of Central Parade, King’s Road and High Street, had far and away the highest number of recorded …

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E-fit released of footpath sex attacker

Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a teenager in Herne Bay have released an e-fit of a man they would like to trace. Two teenage girls were walking down a footpath across the fields to Eddington Lane on Wednesday (February 18) at 3pm. As they turned by the Eddington Business Park to walk towards the Thanet Way, a man reportedly approached the girls from …

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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 …

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Man sold goods that did not exist – version 2

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 …

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Raymond Wood may be in Whitstable area

A man accused of making threats of violence could be holed up in a campervan. Detectives are appealing for help in finding one of their “Most Wanted” suspects, who they think could be hiding in the Whitstable area. Raymond Wood, 42, is wanted on suspicion of making threats of violence in the seaside town. Wood was added to the county force’s Most …

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