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Elderly residents tricked by con men

Contributed by editor on Apr 21, 2005 - 05:17 PM

ELDERLY RESIDENTS TRICKED BY CON MEN

South East Kent Police are asking neighbours of elderly residents to keep an eye out for them.

Offenders are calling  at houses of elderly residents across the South East Kent area tricking their way into their homes. 

They are either posing as workman from one of the utility companies or even as police officers. 

Please keep an eye on your elderly friends and neighbours and encourage them to always ask for ID before they let them in, especially if they have not asked them call. 

Even better ask them to call back so they can get a neighbour or relative to be present as well when they call back. 

Genuine callers will not mind.


Nursery thefts

Contributed by editor on Apr 21, 2005 - 05:08 PM

NURSERY THEFTS

Police are warning residents to be on the look out for any suspicious activity in and around the area of any garden nurseries in their area. 

Criminals appear to be targeting these premises at this time and a number of premises have been attacked in the Deal rural area in recent weeks. 

Please report any suspicious activities straight away to the police do not approach as during a recent break an owner confronted them and they were threatened. 

Just observe and report what you see. 

Please make any persons you know who run such premises aware of this current spate. Deal rural this week could be Shepway rural next week.


Latest local crime 11/04/05 to 17/04/05

Contributed by editor on Apr 21, 2005 - 05:03 PM

COUNTRY EYE - NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Crime Sheet 11/4/05 to 17/4/05

Crime Sheet 11/04/05 to 17/04/05



12/04/05

Between 1835hrs & 1839hrs 12/04/05

Damage

HERON FORSTAL AVENUE HAWKINGE, FOLKESTONE


Witness was in the building when they heard a loud thud against the 
window. Then heard glass falling to the floor outside and upon 
looking outside saw 3 young males on the grass area in front of the 
community centre. There are no descriptions of the youths other than 
they were all wearing hooded tops. 2 had mini moto scooters and 1 had 
a manual scooter. All 3 youths made off upon being seen.

14/04/05

Between 0745hrs & 1540hrs 14/04/05

Theft

ACRISE, FOLKESTONE


Ip reporting that she returned home today to find that 3 x fence 
panels are missing from her garden.



16//04/05

Between 1535hrs & 1540hrs 16/04/05

Burglary

CANTERBURY ROAD A260 DENSOLE, FOLKESTONE

To males called at house said they were from the water board. One 
distracted the IP whilst the other stole cash from handbag

MALES WERE DESCRIBED AS
28-30 ABOUT FIVE FOOT FOUR. WEARING A BLACK SUIT, LIGHT SHIRT, NO 
GLASSES, NO GLOVES, NO FACIAL HEAR NO JEWELRY NOTED. LOCAL ACCENTS. 
SECOND MALE ONLY SEEN FROM THE REAR SAME DRESS SAME HEIGHT.

16/04/05

Between 0001hrs 15/04/05 & 1015hrs 16/04/05

Damage

COOPERS LANE SELLINDGE, ASHFORD


IP who stated that a wooden fence panel bordering the road had been 
pushed in and thrown into her garden.






If you have any information in relation to any crime. Please contact 
the Watch Office on 01304 218151 or ring
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 You do not have to give your name and you 
maybe eligible for a reward.

To Report suspicious incidents and problems you cannot resolve 
yourself 01303 850055

or

To report crime that has happened to you and the offenders have gone 
01303 289134
If you would like to help with Neighbourhood Watch or would like to 
know more about what is involved, you can contact the Neighbourhood 
Watch & Parish Liaison Office at Dover Police Station on 01304 21815 
Neighbourhood Watch Neighbourhood Watch


Stolen horsebox appeal

Contributed by editor on Apr 21, 2005 - 04:54 PM

STOLEN HORSEBOX APPEAL

Police are appealing for information from the equine community about the theft of a horse box/trailer from a field off Canterbury Road, Etchinghill, Folkestone.


They have issued a photograph of the trailer which was stolen at some time between 5.00 pm on Saturday 9 and 7.50 am on Sunday 10 April.

The horsebox is a BATESON TRIDENT TRAILER, which is coloured white with a 2� yellow band around it.

If anyone has any information about the theft, or has seen the trailer, they are asked to contact PC Gary Marshall on 01303 850055.


Lib Dems call for Labours voters support

Contributed by editor on Apr 21, 2005 - 12:36 PM

LIB DEMS CALL FOR LABOUR VOTERS SUPPORT

Labour supporters are being urged to support the Liberal Democrats' campaign to boot out the Conservative leadership.

Liberal Democrat president Simon Hughes called o­n Labour supporters to "lend us your vote" as party leader Charles Kennedy was due to visit marginal seats held by shadow home secretary David Davis and shadow chancellor Oliver Letwin.

In both constituencies, the Liberal Democrat candidate finished in second place in 2001, with Labour a long way behind.

In Folkestone and Hythe, Conservative leader Michael Howard is defending a majority of 5,907 - again the Liberal Democrats finished in second place in 2001.

In an interview for the ePolitix.com website, Mr Hughes said: "We have target seats both from Labour and Conservatives and some of the Tory target seats are those with well-known Conservative figures.

"Folkestone and Hythe, where I was the other day, is the most notable and I was very encouraged by the campaign there."

Mr Hughes continued: "I am also going to Dorset West and Maidenhead and I believe we can win all of them as they have a Labour vote bigger than the gap between the Conservatives and us, so there is a real opportunity."


Shepway delays airport expansion decision

Contributed by editor on Apr 21, 2005 - 09:48 AM

SHEPWAY DELAYS AIRPORT EXPANSION DECISION

A decision o­n the proposed expansion of Lydd airport has been delayed by the Shepway District Council at last night's meeting (20 April).


Around seventy Demonstrators for and against the plans attended, but the decision was deferred until a planning application is made.

The airport is near several wildlife and conservation areas o­n the environmentally sensitive area of Romney Marsh.
     
The Lydd Airport Action Group supporters protested outside the council offices with placards alongside a group supporting the airport expansion.

The owners of Lydd Airport have been receiving support for their plans, from people who think a larger enterprise will help employment prospects in the area and over 150 people have signed a pro airport petition.

The airport is holding two public presentations o­n 26 April and 29 April and an official planning application is expected within the next two months.


Pot hole army on parish patrol

Contributed by editor on Apr 20, 2005 - 09:01 AM

POT HOLE ARMY ON PARISH PATROL

Kent County Council is to send out a mini army of road workers this summer to restore and maintain parish highways around Kent.

Armed with shovels, brooms and shears, they will be going out to repair potholes and carry out other highway maintenance work.

The County Lengthsmen will be dispatched in small teams of two or three o­n a fleet of 20 identifiable lorries. They will patch and repair roads, cut back overhanging trees and hedges, replace and repaint signs and clear gullies.

County Lengthsmen will  be relying o­n residents, parish and town councils to report problems.

The aim is to develop stronger links between the workforce and the local communities which they serve. In this way the scheme will revive the old idea of men being responsible for a specific length of road where they work.

Members of the public can contact the highways helpline o­n 08458 247 800 or go o­nline.

KCC Chairman Kent Tucker said: “The county council is trying to put the personal touch into Kent Highway Services.

“We want people living in small towns, villages and parishes to be our eyes and ears and to let us know where the trouble spots are. In return, we hope they will get o­n first name terms with the County Lengthsmen and look o­n them as their own.â€?


Man killed in A20 multi-vehicle crash

Contributed by editor on Apr 20, 2005 - 08:45 AM

 MAN KILLED IN A20 MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH

A driver was killed when four lorries and a car were involved in a collision o­n the A20  last night (19 April)

The accident which happened shortly before midnight o­n the coastbound carriageway near Capel Le Ferne left another man injured.

The road remains closed until later this morning while police  investigations continue.

 


Howard accountable to local people pledge

Contributed by editor on Apr 20, 2005 - 08:01 AM

HOWARD ACCOUNTABLE TO LOCAL PEOPLE PLEDGE

Speaking to over a hundred party activists and supporters in a packed room in the Grand Hotel in Folkestone o­n Saturday (16 April), Michael Howard told the audience: “There's o­ne thing I never forget, wherever I am, and that's who I'm accountable to. It's the people of Folkestone and Hythe who put me here and it's you that I serve.â€?

During the speech, the Folkestone and  Hythe MP pledged to reward the "forgotten majority" of pensioners, hard-working families, professionals and risk-taking businesspeople.

The Conservative leader promised to "take a blowtorch" to paperwork and restore trust in doctors, teachers and police officers by freeing them from bureaucracy and targets. "Just imagine for a moment what our country would be like if the values of the hard-working forgotten majority prevailed.

"Think about a Britain after five years of Conservative government - a Britain where the prosperity earned through work and risk-taking creates wealth for all, a Britain where everyone can climb the ladder of opportunity, where families are rewarded, a Britain where justice is done and wrongdoers are punished.


Fire emergency evacuates local train

Contributed by editor on Apr 20, 2005 - 12:15 AM

FIRE EMERGENCY EVACUATES LOCAL TRAIN

Passengers escaped injury when a train caught fire at Martin Mill station near Dover this evening (19 April).

Four fire appliances, one with a specialist foam unit were scrambled to the station shortly before 8.30pm.

Emergency teams said that two carriages were affected after a fire started in a motor compartment, of the train.

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman reported that no-one had been injured in the incident.