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Two charged after three men stabbed

Two teenagers have been charged with causing grievous bodily harm after three men were stabbed in Canterbury. Kent Police said officers were called to reports of a disturbance involving a group of people between High Street and Canterbury West railway station. The three men were taken to hospital following the fight, which happened just before 23:00 GMT on Friday. A 19-year-old …

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Teen jailed over charity ride death

A teenager who killed a cyclist during a charity bike ride has been sentenced to five years in prison. Bethany Mackie, 18, was more than twice the legal alcohol limit when her car hit Christian Smith, 38, from behind. He was cycling alongside his wife on the last leg of a 24-hour, 248-mile ride across Kent and Sussex on 22 March. The …

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Vandals make amends at Herne Bay Infant School

[pullquote]”It is a positive outcome. We didn’t want to go down to the courts. This was their chance to make amends. We want to draw a final, positive line under it.”[/pullquote]Teenage vandals who rampaged through an infant school have come face to face with the head teacher to apologise for the mindless act. In August the HB Gazette reported how …

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Cannabis haul in Beltinge

More than 150 cannabis plants have been seized after a raid in Lancaster Gardens, Beltinge, yesterday (Wednesday). The haul could produce a harvest with an estimated street value of £132,000, according to police. A spokesman said the house in the quiet residential street was searched after “concerns over activity”. A 39-year-old man from Canterbury was arrested on suspicion of cultivating …

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Driver keeps licence despite abandoning crashed car

A young driver who ran off after his car smashed into a wall was allowed to keep his licence after turning up to court in a suit and tie. Magistrates told Ricardo Salerno, of Blackburn Road, Greenhill, they were impressed by his outfit, and his job on tug boats at Woolwich. The 20 year old led police on an hour-long …

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Barnes documentary backlash ‘not complaints’

None of the 170 letters received about Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes’ controversial documentary have been recorded as official complaints. In a special report, police and crime panel policy officer Mike Campbell ruled that none of them amounted to a complaint and therefore shouldn’t be recorded as such. He said there was “a high level of correspondence in a …

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Drink-driver convicted

Lengthy ban A 29-year-old drink-driver has been banned for 3½ years after being stopped by police in May. Russell Lane-Williams, of Daimler Avenue, Studd Hill, was driving his Fiat Brava on the A28 near Sturry when he was found to be more than double the legal drink-drive limit. He pleaded guilty to the charge at Canterbury Magistrates’ Court and was ordered …

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Guilty of assault

A 24-year-old man who denied assaulting a man in Cross Street in Herne Bay in September last year has been convicted. Eddie Blayney, of Grafton Rise, stood trial on June 13, and was found guilty by magistrates. They sentenced him to 180 days in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered him to pay £680 in fines and court costs. …

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Bosses baffled by ‘deliberate’ vandal attack at brewery

Words and logo on new sign spray-painted over BREWERY bosses have been left baffled after vandals blacked out a brand new sign with spray paint. Karen Goody and Peter McCabe, of Goody Ales at Herne, put up their expensive new sign on Canterbury Road last Thursday. But just two days later it was targeted and sprayed completely black. Brewer Karen …

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Mystery gift after theft from charity

A kind-hearted donor handed over £40 to a charity after a thief stole a collection box. The anonymous supporter gave the cash to Demeiza children’s hospice after hearing of the theft from the charity’s book shop in Mortimer Street. The box had contained money given as sponsorship for Sue Smy, who manages the charity shop further along Mortimer Street and had …

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