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Ex-hockey star stole £450 of shopping in self-serve supermarket checkout scam

Nicholas Long scanned all his shopping at Sainsbury's as onions. Picture: Central

01 October 2013

A recruitment consultant stole hundreds of pounds of shopping by pretending all his items were loose onions at a self-serve Sainsbury's checkout.

Woman charged with murder bid as stab victim fights for life

The Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital at Margate

01 October 2013

A woman has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Teenager injured in 'unprovoked assault'

Great Lines park in Gillingham

01 October 2013

A 15-year-old boy was left with facial injuries after an "unprovoked assault" at a popular park.

Nurse caught up in US cannibal plot trial charged

Dale Bolinger, after he was arrested on conspiracy offences in connection with a cannibal plot

30 September 2013

A Canterbury nurse held after his name emerged in a cannibal plot trial has today been charged with 11 offences.

Fears 'pet-hater' poisoned six cats with anti-freeze in 48 hours

Jasper died after drinking antifreeze

30 September 2013

A vet believes six cats that died after drinking anti-freeze in the same area within just two days were deliberately poisoned by an animal-hater.

Trio locked up for mugging teenagers they lured to deserted park

Great Lines park in Gillingham

30 September 2013

Three thugs have been locked up over the mugging of two teenagers after telling them they would show them the way to a nightclub.

Ivory thieves steal elephant tusk

An elephant tusk stolen from Wingham Wildlife Park

30 September 2013

Police are checking CCTV after two men stole an elephant tusk on display in the museum of a Kent wildlife park.

Garage boss jailed for killing niece's fiancé in sports car crash

An Ariel Atom, similar to the one involved in the fatal crash

30 September 2013

A garage owner who killed his niece's fiancé when he crashed a customer's high-performance sports car he wanted to "show off" has been jailed.

Police work to identify body in pond

A body was found floating in shallow water at Cliffe Pools

30 September 2013

Tests are continuing today as police work to identify the body of a man found by walkers in shallow water on a nature reserve.

Bitter jilted lover breaks into ex-girlfriend's home... to steal her condoms

Condoms come in lots of varieties but our columnist says they are too dear and inaccessible

30 September 2013

A young man broke into his ex-partner's home and stole her condoms in a bid to prevent her from having sex with anyone else after he was dumped.

Man due in court accused of child rapes

29 September 2013

A man is set to appear in court charged with a dozen counts of child rape and other sex offences.

Former University of Kent student among the Kenyan shopping mall massacre dead

Former Kent student Mitul Shah who was killed in the Kenyan shopping mall massacre

28 September 2013

Mitul Shah, who studied at the UKC Canterbury, praised for his heroism as he paid with his own life trying to save children from the slaughter.

Policeman blackmailed over sick web chats with 'girl of 13'

Kent Police has been to court to ask for more time to probe election expenses

28 September 2013

A custody sergeant who served for 23 years in Kent Police was blackmailed after he sought out a 13-year-old girl to send him revealing pictures.

Man charged after Sevenoaks jewellery theft

28 September 2013

Charges have been brought after a jewellery store raid in Sevenoaks last year

Taxi driver cleared of deliberately reversing at passengers in row over fare

Taxi driver Ahbabur Rahman

27 September 2013

A taxi driver accused of deliberately reversing at three friends has today been acquitted of assault and dangerous driving.

Man accused of breaking elderly woman's hip in jewellery theft

Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court. Stock picture.

27 September 2013

A young man is accused of breaking an elderly woman's hip while allegedly carrying out a theft at a jewellery store.

Young boys 'threatened with air rifle'

27 September 2013

A man is due in court after three boys - aged 10 and 11 - were allegedly threatened with an air rifle in an alleyway.

Man denies shooting father dead in street

Xhem Krasniqi, from Strood, died after being shot in the street

27 September 2013

A man has appeared in court to deny murdering a father-of-two who was shot dead in the street.

'Shoplifter' plunges from fourth level of shopping centre car park

Multi-storey car park at The Mall Chequers in Maidstone

27 September 2013

A 28-year-old suspected shoplifter has fallen more than 20ft from the fourth level of a shopping centre car park after a pursuit.

There goes the bride... in stolen dress!

A Pandora wedding dress like the one stolen from Christina K Bridal

27 September 2013

A bride-to-be and her family are being hunted - after stealing a £1,500 wedding dress from a boutique bridal shop.

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