News 17 April 2009

PC Andy Camp and PCSO Aaron PedwellResidents invited to chat about crime concerns

Two neighbourhood officers will be on-hand to speak with Whitstable residents when they hold a surgery later this month.

Pc Andy Camp and PCSO Aaron Pedwell are keen to chat with local people about their crime concerns and offer crime prevention advice when they hold their surgery at Chives Café, Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre Whitstable at 10am on Monday, 27 April.

If people are unable to attend but would like to speak with them they can contact the officers on the numbers below:

PCSO Aaron PEDWELL 07772226035 or 01227 868028
PC Andy CAMP 07980683530

Police launch murder investigation

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a 26-year-old man in Canterbury.

Police were called to Brymore Road, at around 4.30pm yesterday (Thursday, 16 April) after receiving a report that a local man had suffered serious injuries. He was taken to a London hospital where he later died.

A 19-year-old man is currently being questioned at Canterbury police station in connection with the offence. He was arrested near the scene at around 5pm.

The area was cordoned off to allow forensic officers to gather evidence.

The family of the deceased have been notified; a formal identification and post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place later this afternoon. The coroner has been notified.

Police are keen to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or those who have any information that will help them with this investigation. People are asked to contact officers at Canterbury police station on 01227 762055 or Kent CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.

Chartham Crash

Police are appealing for any motorists in the area of a serious road traffic collision at Chartham who have not already spoken to officers to come forward.
It happened on the A28 near the junction with Rattington Street at 3.20pm on Monday 6 April 2009 and involved a Red Volkswagon Polo and a black Honda motorbike.
The rider, a 22-year-old man, was thrown from the bike and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Kings College Hospital in London by the Kent Air Ambulance. The latest from the hospital this week is that he is now conscious, talking to staff and has now been moved onto a ward.
The driver of the Polo, a man in his 80s, was not injured.
Any witnesses to the collision or anyone with any information is asked to contact Kent Police's serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798538.