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Rough sleeper 'beaten to death because it was funny'

Razvan Sirbu

06 December 2017

A teen accused with two friends of beating a homeless man to death said he kept attacking him because he thought it was funny, a murder trial heard.

Supreme Court stops scheme for 600-plus homes

Farthingloe, Dover, saved from a 600-plus housing development. Picture: CPRE Kent

06 December 2017

Plans to build hundreds of homes on a beauty spot have been stopped in a court ruling.


Drug driver was seven times the limit

A close-up of the overturned car. Picture: Josh Wade

06 December 2017

A man high on drink and drugs smashed into an oncoming car after going on the wrong side of the road and jumping a red light.


Barman admits sex charges after secret 'sting'

Simon Burrin was snared by a paedophile hunter gang

05 December 2017

A barman caught out by paedophile hunters has admitted grooming someone he thought was a 14-year-old boy.


People smuggler jailed after teens forced to hide in tent

The tent was used to carry five teenagers

05 December 2017

A people smuggler is behind bars after Vietnamese teenagers were hidden in a tent on the back seat of a car.


Cocaine dealers get 17 years

Ross Everest was jailed for 10 years

05 December 2017

Two cocaine dealers who were found with £30,000 in their car have been locked up for a total of 17 years.


Drug dealer jailed after £6k found in bedroom

Martin pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply, possession of cannabis with intent to supply and possession of criminal property. Picture: Kent Police

05 December 2017

A man has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to a string of drug offences.


Burglar tracked to takeaway after answering stolen phone

Mark Ismael. Picture: Kent Police

05 December 2017

Police tracked a serial burglar to a takeaway after calling him on a phone he had stolen and overhearing someone ordering a pepperoni pizza.


Road rage attack leaves victim scarred

Gary Treeby became angry after having to swerve to avoid a pedestrian. Stock image

05 December 2017

A driver attacked a pedestrian with a wrench after being annoyed that he was standing in the road.


Gang used woman to lure taxi drivers

Joshua Prett. Picture: Kent Police

04 December 2017

A man who was part of a gang that attacked and robbed taxi drivers at knifepoint has been given a 12-year jail sentence.


Bully jailed after threatening to shoot lover

Peter Coen Picture: Kent Police

04 December 2017

A thug who put a belt around his ex's neck and tried to strangle her has been jailed.


Suspended sentence for child porn downloads

Mark Patman - received suspended sentence. Picture: Facebook

04 December 2017

A court has ordered therapy for a defendant who viewed child sex images.


Dealer sprayed acid in teenager's face

Ricky Hagger and James Packham. Picture: Kent Police

03 December 2017

A 14-year-old boy suffered burns to his eyes and mouth after being attacked with a dangerous substance in a shopping parade.


Man charged with murder after stabbing

Jordan Bailey-Mascoll has been charged with murder following a stabbing in July 2017.

02 December 2017

A man has been charged with murder after a 31-year-old was stabbed to death.

Pervert jailed for abuse of young girl

Martin Tenwick. Picture: Kent Police

01 December 2017

A pervert who was spared jail for a sexual assault more than 30 years ago has now been jailed for 14 years for abuse of another young girl.

'Pillar of the community' admits sex abuse

The pair were jailed at Maidstone Crown Court

01 December 2017

A pensioner’s criminal past caught up with him when he was arrested for sexual offences committed with two young girls 60 years ago.

Smuggler hid cigarettes with asbestos

The cigarettes smuggled inside tubing with asbestos. Picture courtesy of HMRC

01 December 2017

A lorry driver tried to sneak in illicit cigarettes in containers holding a deadly material.


Hammer-wielding robber told staff he was 'joking'

Kris Brown. Picture: Kent Police.

01 December 2017

A robber who held up a store with a hammer and later claimed to be 'joking' has been sentenced to four years in prison.


Former teacher who molested pupils jailed

Geoffrey Oborn. Picture: Kent Police

01 December 2017

A former maths teacher and home tutor who molested three pupils almost 40 years ago has been jailed.

Tobacco smuggler jailed

Vilmantas Mikalajunas, 37, has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted smuggling tobacco in boxes of plastic waste

01 December 2017

A lorry driver who smuggled half a tonne of hand-rolling tobacco into the UK is now behind bars

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