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Lettings boss stole thousands from tenants

Lee Grace. Picture: Kent Police

13 October 2017

A 'thoroughly dishonest' lettings manager who stole £45,000 collected from tenants to feed his gambling addiction has been jailed.


The latest from Kent's courts

The latest list of people who have been in court

13 October 2017

Here is a run down of what has been passing through the doors of Kent's magistrates' courts.


Prison officer cleared of attacking and threatening teen

Medway Secure Training Centre.

13 October 2017

A prison officer accused of throwing a 15-year-old youth jail inmate into a wall and choking him has been cleared of misconduct in public office.

Tube nail bomb terror suspect appears in court

Dover Eastern Docks on the day the terror suspect was arrested

13 October 2017

A teenage asylum seeker who was arrested in Kent after allegedly building a nail bomb which partially exploded on the Tube has appeared in court.

Murder accused in court

Kyle Yule died in hospital

13 October 2017

A 19-year-old has appeared before magistrates by video link, charged with the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death in the street.

Thug jailed after stabbing and 'Nazi' taunts

Tommy Holdsworth was jailed for seven years. Picture: Kent Police

13 October 2017

A man who subjected a German national to "Nazi" taunts before stabbing him has been jailed.


Fly tipping costs man almost £5,000

The rubbish has been dumped in Shellness Road, Leysdown.

13 October 2017

A 48-year-old man is £5,000 out of pocket after being found guilty of transporting waste that ended up being fly-tipped.

Pensioner had leg amputated after rolling car crushed her

Jeanette Maggs was flown to hospital after the incident. Stock image: SECAmb.

12 October 2017

A woman had to have her leg amputated after she was left pinned between vehicles when her friend failed to apply the handbrake, a court heard.

Stalker jailed for campaign of harassment against ex

Morrissey was convicted

12 October 2017

A woman feared her jealous ex-husband had installed a camera in her bedroom after she refused to reveal the identity of her new lover, a court heard.

Three on trial for 'professional hit murder' 16 years ago

Leonard Naylor had been in trouble before he was killed in a drive-by shooting. Picture: PA/Peter J Jordan

12 October 2017

Three men have gone on trial accused of murdering a drug dealer who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting more than 16 years ago.

Police swooped after 'spectacularly stupid' kidnap hoax

The pair made the hoax call. Library image.

11 October 2017

Armed police surrounded a house after receiving frantic calls about a man being snatched and held hostage - only to find two hoaxers drinking tea.


Vorsprung durch justice

 Krzysztof Trznadel, carried contraband tobacco with legitimate cargo of car parts. Picture courtesy of HM Revenue and Customs

11 October 2017

A trucker was jailed after smuggling tobacco on a cargo of German car parts.


Wrong-way driver admits killing passenger in crash

The aftermath of the crash. Picture: Highways England

11 October 2017

A former soldier who killed his passenger in a head-on crash while driving the wrong way down a motorway has been told to expect jail.


Tobacco smuggler brought to book

Aurelijus Repecka - hid tobacco among diaries. Picture courtesy of HM Revenue and Customs

11 October 2017

A smuggler has been jailed after being caught with almost £250,000 worth of illegal tobacco among diaries.


Ex police officer faces jail for child sex offences

The case was heard at Canterbury Crown Court

11 October 2017

A retired police officer has been told to expect jail after admitting asking a child to send him explicit images of herself on the internet.

Burglars locked up after homes ransacked

11 October 2017

Householders were "violated" when burglars ransacked homes and stole thousands of pounds of property - even "disturbing" a man's ashes.


'He just wouldn’t stop'

James Mitchell has been convicted of a new sex offence

10 October 2017

The former chairman of a Christmas Lights Association whose abuse of children spanned four decades has been given a 19-year jail sentence.

Pervert intruder climbed into bed with terrified young mum

Jack Longhurst. Picture: Kent Police.

10 October 2017

A young mum woke to find a drink and drug-crazed stranger in her bedroom, who stripped and climbed into bed with her before molesting her.

McDonald's knifeman faces jail

The attack took place in Gravesend McDonald's

10 October 2017

A teenager who stabbed and repeatedly stamped on a diner as horrified customers begged him to stop will have to wait until next year to hear his fate.

Tesco cashpoint raider jailed

Madalin-Petru Costea. Picture: Kent Police.

10 October 2017

A hairdresser who broke into a supermarket cash dispenser and stole more than £16,000 after security cameras were painted over has been jailed.

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