Detectives investigating thefts from vehicles in Ashford have charged a man.

Officers stopped a man acting suspiciously in Essella Road, Ashford on the morning of Wednesday 13 July 2022, while they were carrying out patrols in response to recent reports of thefts from vehicles.


An investigation by the Chief Constable’s Crime Squad has resulted in Stephen Cole being charged on Thursday 14 July with three counts of vehicle interference in Adams Drive, Essella Road and Green Fields Lane between Monday 11 and Wednesday 13 July, and one count of theft of bank cards and a laptop from a motor vehicle in Hunter Avenue on Wednesday 13 July.

He was also charged with a burglary at a property in Birling Road on Monday 11 July and taking a vehicle without consent on the same date in Town Farm Place.

The 35-year-old, of Brattle, Ashford, remains in custody and was due to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 14 July.

By Ed

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