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Tonbridge shop theft leads police to suspected drugs base

By Luke May

The theft of a coffee machine from a Tonbridge department store has led police to a home thought to be used for selling Class A drugs.

On Monday, a 29-year-old man was arrested amid allegations of shoplifting from Beales in the Angel Centre.

Officers suspected he was involved in other reported thefts around the town and a search warrant was issued.

Police started investigating after a coffee machine was stolen from Beales in Tonbridge.
Police started investigating after a coffee machine was stolen from Beales in Tonbridge.

Storming a property in Hectorage Road, police discovered two men as well as evidence suggesting it was being used as a base to sell heroin and crack cocaine.

A 20-year-old man from West Norwood in Lambeth and a 57-year-old Tonbridge man were both arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

All three men have been released pending further investigation.

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