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Maidstone: Police investigating PCC's 'runaway' car

Police are investigating following reports Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner’s car rolled away without its handbrake on.

Witnesses described the car, said to belong to Matthew Scott, rolling backwards out of the entrance to Kent Police’s headquarters in Sutton Road, Maidstone, earlier this afternoon.

It is reported the car rolled out of the entrance, crossed a footpath and came to rest on a grass verge.

Matthew Scott, Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner
Matthew Scott, Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner

A spokesman for Kent Police said: “We have been made aware of an incident involving a vehicle at Kent Police headquarters in Sutton Road, Maidstone, on October 11.

"The circumstances of the incident are to be reviewed as per normal procedure.”

Adrian Harper, chief of staff for the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, said: "I have notified Kent Police that the PCC's private car was involved in an incident at Kent Police headquarters on 11 October, and have requested Kent Police reviews the incident."

In an update a spokesman for Kent Police has said: "Officers have reviewed an incident involving a car which rolled backwards after being left unattended at Kent Police Headquarters on October 11 and have determined that the matter will be dealt with by providing the driver with words of advice."

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