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Crime: Medical equipment seized and three arrested in Canterbury area raids over ambulance station thefts in south-east

Contributed by editor on Aug 12, 2017 - 06:30 PM

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Officers investigating the theft of medical equipment have arrested three men in a series of early-morning warrants.


Searches were carried out in four areas of Canterbury; Herne Bay, Hoath, Seasalter and Chislet Business Park on Friday 11 August 2017.

Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate recovered tens of thousands of pounds worth of equipment.

A 44-year-old man from Hoath was arrested on suspicion of robbery, aggravated burglary and handling stolen goods.

A 48-year-old man from Telford, Shropshire, was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

A 33-year-old man from Herne Bay was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

All three remain in police custody.

The arrests follow a series of thefts at ambulance stations across the South East.

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