Crime fighting news
Rural taskforce cuts hare coursing
Hare coursing across the East of England has fallen by nearly a third thanks to the success of a ‘borderless’ scheme among police forces.
The crackdown on rural crime comes after Kent Police and six other police forces teamed up in September.
Nineteen arrested in moped theft crackdown
Since 1 January there have been more than 100 motorbikes and mopeds reported stolen across Medway, of which around 50 have been recovered.
Officers have arrested a total of 19 suspects, aged between 14 and 21.
Man charged with new corrosive substance offence
Only three days after it become live, Kent Police was quick to use a new charge a new offence of possessing a corrosive substance in a public place. It’s believed to be the first example in the country.
Insight: Stalking Awareness Week
Stalking affects 1.5 million people in the UK every year. It can affect anyone, yet no one should suffer this abuse. Stalking can last weeks, months, years - there’s no time limit, and it can happen in the physical and online world.
Tactics can range from adding spyware to your phone to damaging property, tracking where you are, following you and sending unwanted messages. If you think you’re being stalked or know someone who is, help is available.
My Office commissions a Stalking Advocacy Service and perpetrator programme.
Kent: 0808 16 89 111
Medway: 0800 917 9948