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Beauty spot in Folkestone littered with crime in summer sun

By Sam Lennon

The number of incidents recorded at Folkestone Warren last month was exactly 100. It was 43 in July.

The trouble has included fires, criminal damage, illegal camping, flytipping and even theft of lifebelts from the sea wall.

The Warren has seen a spate of crimes over the past month with 100 recorded in August.

The Warren has seen a spate of crimes over the past month with 100 recorded in August.

And the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership WCCP says more cases might have gone unreported.

WCCP partnership manager Dr Kirk Alexander said: “We believe the incidents went up in August partly because it was during the school holiday and because we had good weather.

“The number of incidents can be affected by the weather, with more people coming out.

“We are looking at preventing vehicles getting on to fields with gates and bunds.

“These incidents are only those witnessed by myself or reported to me.

“There is likely to have been other crime that was not reported, and I did not record all instances of offences such as obstruction to the highway or graffiti.”

Read the full story in this week's Kentish Express - out now.

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