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Julia Roberts joined the KM Group in August 2023 covering Canterbury Crown Court.

Julia Roberts

Man denies swindling investors after trading scheme losses of almost £2m

22 May 2024
Man denies swindling investors after trading scheme losses of almost £2m

A man has denied swindling investors in a trading scheme which resulted in alleged losses of almost £2 million.

'I won't send you to prison so you can be with your baby'

20 May 2024
'I won't send you to prison so you can be with your baby'

A driver was spared a prison sentence so he could be with his new baby despite causing a crash after driving at 91mph on the M2.

Bluewater thief knocked Apple worker to the ground in £1.6k phone swipe

15 May 2024
Bluewater thief knocked Apple worker to the ground in £1.6k phone swipe

A robber who was captured on camera robbing an Apple store of a phone worth thousands of pounds has been jailed.

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Worst employee ever? Conman locked up AGAIN after stealing £90k from businesses

15 May 2024
Worst employee ever? Conman locked up AGAIN after stealing £90k from businesses

A fraudster who was jailed after he stole more than £250k and spent it on parties and drugs has been locked up again.

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Woman scarred after drug addict hit her with knife

14 May 2024
Woman scarred after drug addict hit her with knife

An addict who struck a woman in the head with a knife and left her with “permanent scarring” in a row over drugs has been jailed.

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Paedophile who ‘identifies as young girl’ jailed after phone found in ‘Hello Kitty’ bedroom

13 May 2024
Paedophile who ‘identifies as young girl’ jailed after phone found in ‘Hello Kitty’ bedroom

A convicted paedophile who claims to identify as a little girl has been jailed for having a secret phone in breach of a sexual harm prevention order.

Depraved couple jailed for ‘shocking’ child sex abuse crimes

11 May 2024
Depraved couple jailed for ‘shocking’ child sex abuse crimes

A couple who committed depraved offences related to child sexual abuse have been jailed.

Man allegedly killed on farm ‘punched with force’

10 May 2024
Man allegedly killed on farm ‘punched with force’

A 51-year-old man allegedly murdered at a farm was “punched with force” to the head in a row about music, a court has heard.

Shopper slapped Iceland security guard with chicken nuggets

08 May 2024
Shopper slapped Iceland security guard with chicken nuggets

A drunk shopper who hit an Iceland security guard in the face with a packet of chicken nuggets has been slapped with a spell behind bars.

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Yobs jailed for dog row stabbing

07 May 2024
Yobs jailed for dog row stabbing

Yobs who stabbed a 17-year-old in revenge for "losing face" in an apparent row over dogs have been locked up.

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Shots fired by woman outside leisure centre after boxing event drama

06 May 2024
Shots fired by woman outside leisure centre after boxing event drama

A woman has been spared jail after firing two shots into the air outside a leisure centre hosting a boxing match and wedding reception.

Dad munched on pizza while exposing himself on train

05 May 2024
Dad munched on pizza while exposing himself on train

A pervert exposed himself on a train and in front of his neighbours.

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Suffocated PC went blue and feared he’d die

04 May 2024
Suffocated PC went blue and feared he’d die

A teenager who launched a “shocking” attack on two British Transport Police officers has been jailed.

Burglar who targeted nine homes in an hour: 'It was a night of stupidity'

03 May 2024
Burglar who targeted nine homes in an hour: 'It was a night of stupidity'

A serial burglar was caught on Ring doorbell cameras as he targeted as many as nine homes in one hour.

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‘If you think a sentence is too low, don’t be quick to judge the judge’

03 May 2024
‘If you think a sentence is too low, don’t be quick to judge the judge’

Judges are often criticised for being “too soft” with their sentences, but as our crown court reporter explains, it’s sometimes out of their hands…

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Mum found guilty of murdering pub landlord

01 May 2024
Mum found guilty of murdering pub landlord

A woman who stabbed her ex brother-in-law to death in an "irrational but intentional" attack outside his pub has today been convicted of murder.

Account manager stole £80k from firm to buy ‘designer’ bags and luxury holidays

30 April 2024
Account manager stole £80k from firm to buy ‘designer’ bags and luxury holidays

A “compulsive spender” swindled her employer out of a huge sum, leaving it considering redundancies while she “flaunted” designer goods.

Teen locked up after stabbing mum’s boyfriend eight times

29 April 2024
Teen locked up after stabbing mum’s boyfriend eight times

A 19-year-old who stabbed his mum’s boyfriend with a machete eight times has been given a 10-year sentence

Grand Designs architect feels unsafe in ‘dream home' after terrifying ordeal

29 April 2024
Grand Designs architect feels unsafe in ‘dream home' after terrifying ordeal

An architect who designed and built his “dream home” on the Kent coast says it no longer feels safe following an attempted armed raid at the property.

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Thug pummelled Good Samaritan’s face in ‘mindless’ pub toilet beating

29 April 2024
Thug pummelled Good Samaritan’s face in ‘mindless’ pub toilet beating

An innocent bystander was left with permanent scars after he bravely stepped in to save a stranger from a pub toilet beating.

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