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Driver banned

A 26-year-old Herne Bay man was caught driving while more than three times the legal limit. Matt Morgan, of Selsea Avenue, was arrested driving a Toyota Corolla following an incident in Central Avenue on May 4. He admitted the offence after a test showed he had 113 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35. Magistrates …

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Man charged with sex attack

Detectives investigating a sex attack in Herne Bay have a charged a man, Alan Cornelius, 49, of Dolphin Street, Herne Bay, is accused of attempted rape and wounding after the incident at the Memorial Park in Dering Road in the early hours of last Wednesday. He was brought before Dover magistrates on Saturday and remanded in custody to appear at …

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Mum’s fears for children after shock shooting of family pet

‘It’s scary to think there’s someone around here capable of doing this’ A pet owner who found her cat cowering under a bush covered in blood was distraught to discover she had been shot. One-year-old Dunlop suffered horrific injuries when the pellet shattered her elbow and penetrated her other leg — narrowly missing her vital organs. Her wounds were so …

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Thieving addict locked up again

Canterbury’s most prolific shoplifter is back behind bars after being caught thieving again. Joanne Jones, 38, of Tennyson Avenue, has more than 200 convictions – a third of them for theft to fund her heroin adiction. She admitted three offences of stealing meat worth £108 from a shop in Vauxhall Road, Canterbury, and cosmetics worth £50 from store in Kings …

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Charity shop thief steals sponsor cash

A volunteer who shaved her head for a children’s hospice has been left shocked after a thief swiped her sponsorship money. The cash was snatched from behind the counter at the Demelza charity book shop in Mortimer Street between 12.55pm and 1.05pm last Thursday. Staff were left stunned when they realised the £37 had been taken 10 minutes after a …

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Anti-Royal protester admits to leaving stink bomb in ballot box

A protestor is awaiting sentence after admitting putting two vials of unidentified liquid into a ballot box. Jonathan Elliott, 47, was charged after the discovery of the liquid in a box from St Andrew’s Church Hall in Grimshill Road. He appeared in Dover Magistrates’ Court on Saturday and the case was adjourned for sentencing later this month. Elliott was previously …

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Surrealist threatened, undaunted

Independent Herne Bay candidate in county elections threatened with legal action by Canterbury City Council An Independent candidate in today’s county council elections has been threatened with possible legal action by Canterbury City Council. Steve Coombes, who is promoting a festival to mark the centenary of artist Marcel Duchamp’s visit to Herne Bay, was issued with a demand by the …

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Sandy sure is guilty

A unanimous verdict on all counts. Cue lots of tutting, head-shaking and eye-rolling across Thanet and east Kent. Cue many changes of underwear at TDC, as the police widen their enquiries… Former Conservative Thanet council leader Sandy Ezekiel has been found guilty of four counts of misconduct in public office. Ezekiel, 59, has been on trial at Maidstone Crown Court …

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Death, suicide and death threats

Drugs death suspect Craig Wallis has been found dead. Mr Wallis, 37, from Herne Bay, was arrested in connection with the death of Bay man Mark Creed. Mr Creed died of a drugs overdose in a house in Claremont Street on Saturday, March 17.

After being released on bail by police, Mr Wallis checked himself into a mental health ward at Ashford's William Harvey Hospital. But the diabetic walked out without his insulin on Wednesday, April 11. His body was discovered in Sweetwillow Wood behind the hospital last Saturday morning.

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