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Youths damage property

Contributed by editor on Sep 18, 2008 - 09:00 AM

Police are appealing for information from the public to help identify
two youths who caused damaged to property in Hythe late on Thursday
night (11 September).

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They kicked fences and damaged at least four wing
mirrors in Princes Terrace and smashed the window of a fish bar in
Martello Drive.

The offenders are described as two white boys aged in their late teens
to early twenties.

Anyone with information that will help to identify them is asked to
contact PC Andy Perham on 01303 850055.

Alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous call Kent Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111.

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Hunt for youths who tried to steal goal post

Contributed by editor on Sep 18, 2008 - 08:00 AM

Kent Police in Hawkinge are investigating the attempted theft of a
goal post from Churchill Primary School on Monday (8 September) between
8.50 pm and 9.10 pm.

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CCTV images show two hooded youths taking a large
goalpost belonging to the Hawkinge Youth Football Club.

A passer-by saw the two youths with the goal post and questioned them
about it but they ran off. The boys did not manage to take the goal post
due to the intervention by this vigilant passer-by.

The boys are described as white, aged 14 to 18, of slim build. One was
wearing a dark hooded top, the other was wearing a lighter hooded top.

If you have any information please contact Hawkinge PCSO Sarah Wallace
on 07772 226229 or the crime management unit on 01303 289180 quoting
reference FY/14747/08.

Alternatively if you have information about this crime but wish to
remain anonymous, call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Police search fast food outlets shops

Contributed by editor on Sep 16, 2008 - 09:15 PM

Police questioning a man under the Terrorism Act in Hawkinge have today (16 September) searched two fast food outlets.

Forensic officers spent several hours at the Dolphin Fish Bar and Kebabs shop in High Street, Dover and a fish and chip shop in Hawkinge.

Kent Police have confirmed that the search was connected with the Hawkinge arrest, but no further details have been released.

A man remains in custody after being arrested on Monday just after 8.00am as he drove in Spitfire Way.

A police spokesman said he was being held on suspicion of being engaged in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism.

Detectives have also carried out investigations in Curlew Place, Hawkinge.

Kent Police have said they appreciate that some people might find it rather disconcerting to have so much activity Hawkinge, but they are doing everything possible to complete this task as efficiently and thoroughly as possible.

If you do have any concerns relating to this incident please contact your PCSO Sarah Wallace on 0777 222 6229 or your KCC Warden Tanya Clarke on 07811 271303.

Police hold man under Terror Act after dawn raid in Hawkinge - Update - (Photos)

Contributed by editor on Sep 15, 2008 - 07:10 PM

Detectives are questioning a man under the Terrorism Act after he was arrested following a dawn raid on his luxury family home in Hawkinge today (15 September).

Forensic officers at work .... Picture: Max Hess
Police in Hawkinge this morning ....Picture: Max Hess

The suspect, believed to be in his 30s was arrested after police surrounded the £325,000 home in an exclusive new-build executive estate.

Kent Police said the suspect was detained on suspicion of "being engaged in the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism".

The man, who has not been named, is being questioned at a police station in the county under the Terrorism Act 2000, said a Kent Police spokesman.

Inquiries were being focused on a house in a quiet cul-de-sac on a modern housing estate which was cordoned off by police tape as two officers stood guard.

Man arrested in Hawkinge under terrorism act

Contributed by editor on Sep 15, 2008 - 03:37 PM

A man has been arrested in Kent under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, police have said.

The arrest happened at 8.45am today (15 September) in Hawkinge, according to reports from the BBC.

A Kent Police spokeswoman said police were not releasing any further details about the arrest at this stage, including where the man was being held.

Car hijacking precautions

Contributed by editor on Sep 14, 2008 - 12:00 AM


Neighbourhood Watch have reported the following :-

Car hijacking

Following recent 'spoof' emails that have circulated
warning people of car hijacking, the fear of crime has been put into the forefront
of people's minds unnecessarily.

Car hijacking is very rare and is not a problem here in Kent.

However I would advise that if people are worried about this for any reason
whilst out driving, they should consider the following.

Firstly, before setting off, do not leave handbags, briefcases, laptops, or
other valuables on show.

Consider locking the doors whilst driving in unknown areas.

When filling up your car at a petrol station, make sure you lock the doors and
leave it secure whilst you go to pay.

The same applies if you're quickly stopping off to pick up a paper or milk.

When parking your vehicle in the town centre, park in a busy place where you can
been seen and are not alone - better still look out for the Safer Parking - Park
Mark sign, which is a security approved parking facility.

Whilst it is important to be vigilant, remember Kent is a safe place to live,
work and visit.


Sally Coleman, Parish & NHW Liaison Officer 07870 999892 

PCSO Sarah Wallace  07772 226229

Village Warden Tanya Clark 07811 271303

Quick - thinking pensioner helps nab burglar

Contributed by editor on Sep 05, 2008 - 06:00 AM

A quick-thinking 85-year-old woman helped nab a burglar who had
broken into her home.

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The woman pressed her Shepway Lifeline pendant in the
early hours of the morning because she noticed that her wheelchair had
been moved.

Lifeline staff based at Folkestone immediately called
the police and a youth was arrested. He is due to be charged with
various burglaries.

Shepway Lifeline offers a 24-hour alarm service through a pendant worn
by its customers. When activated, the pendant triggers a call to
Lifelife staff who can either alert a named person who can then check on
the pendant wearer or, if necessary, call the emergency services.

The 85-year-old, who lives in Broadstairs, said: "The Shepway Lifeline
was very useful when it resulted in the capture of a burglar in my
house. I would advise anyone who had a pendant to take it to bed as you
never know when you will need it."

Cllr Keren Belcourt, Cabinet Member for Housing said: "We know the value
of Shepway Lifeline and it has once again played a part in crime
prevention. People are beginning to realise the Lifeline Alarm is not
just for older people, but is proving an indispensible asset to younger
people, shops, hospitals and lone workers."


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