A man suspected of stealing kitchenware from a Tunbridge Wells shop has been swiftly tracked down and arrested by officers engaged in Kent Police’s Safer Summer campaign.

On Monday 31 July 2023, CCTV operators spotted a man walking through the town centre holding three saucepans that appeared brand new.

Kent Police was alerted and officers from the Neighbourhood Task Force visited Wilko in Royal Victoria Place, where the store CCTV was examined.


They then traced the man to his home address and arrested him later that day.

He was charged with theft of property valued at £68 and appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday 1 August.

He was conditionally bailed to a hearing at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on 6 October.

By Ed

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