Barham BREAKING CANTERBURY KENT

Major search involving Police Helicopter and Search Volunteers in the sleepy Kent Village for young boy

UKNIP Barnham Missing Search

A sleepy Kent village on the outskirts of Canterbury is at the centre of a major search operation involving a Police helicopter and approx 50 search volunteers from the Lowlands search and rescue “KentSAR” following reports of a missing young boy  being made to Kent Police earlier on Saturday.

Officers from Kent Police who are leading on the search operation called in a Police helicopter to carry out an overhead search of nearby  Coviet woods closed to Barham village which is mostly rural near to the  A2  between  Canterbury and Dover.

 

A large command point has been set up outside the village hall near to the Post office.

One local resident who asked not to be named claimed that they hear cries for help down the side of his home earlier in the evening approx 8.30pm but is it not clear if this is related to the search operation. They also claimed to hear a loud bang.

A large number of Police vehicle and search and rescue ambulance remain in a holding area on Valley Road

 

 

Kent Police have been approached for a statement and comment on the major search operation 

 

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