Clear spells


14°C | 6°C

Sunny spells


16°C | 10°C

Light rain


16°C | 8°C

Home   Folkestone   News   Article

Man faces child sex charges after police in rooftop stand-off in Shorncliffe Road in Folkestone

03 June 2014
by Matt Leclere

A man arrested after police were involved in a stand-off in Folkestone for more than 16 hours is facing child sex charges.

Officers were called to Shorncliffe Road at just before 5am on Sunday following reports of a person on the roof of a property.

Now 39-year-old Matthew Beevor, of no fixed address, has been charged with eight offences - including false imprisonment.

Emergency services on standby during the stand-off in Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone

Emergency services on standby during the stand-off in Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone

He is accused of sexually assaulting a young boy and inciting a boy to engage in sexual activity.

Beevor is also alleged to have assaulted two young teenagers.

Police have also charged him with burglary and theft at a flat in Hythe on April 19 as well as theft from a BP garage in Townwall Street, Dover on March 31.

Beevor was remanded in custody to appear at Folkestone Magistrates' Court today.

During negotiations, Shorncliffe Road - a main road into the town centre - was closed at the junction of Godwyn Road and Grimston Avenue.

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police apologises for any inconvenience this may have caused and would like to thank residents and members of the public for their co-operation allowing officers to attend the incident."

Firefighters from Deal were also called to the incident after the emergency services were called at 4.45am. 

Click here for more news from Folkestone.

Click here for more news from around the county.


Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email or call 01634 227989.