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Suspected fraudster Darren Vosper, from Herne Bay, reportedly dies days before court appearance

By Paul Hooper

A suspected fraudster died just days before a court appearance for allegedly using false identification papers.

Darren Vosper was accused of breaking into Herne Bay Library and stealing official documents, including passport applications.

The burglary is alleged to have happened in August last year, with Mr Vosper also accused of using fake papers in the name of a couple.

But just two days before he was due to attend Canterbury Crown Court to formerly enter his pleas, defence lawyers were told he had died.

Darren Vosper
Darren Vosper

Now the judge, Recorder Mark Ockelton, has adjourned the hearing for a month while official checks are carried out on the 51-year-old, of Victoria Park, Herne Bay.

Prosecutor Iestyn Morgan said that defence lawyers were told at 5pm last Monday that Vosper had died over the weekend.

It is understood that Vosper died on Saturday, March 4. There were no suspicious circumstances.

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