Blackmail charges have been brought against a man and woman from Ashford


The charges follow an investigation by Kent Police into a report of a series of demands for money made to two people in Dover between Sunday 17 January 2021 and Saturday 20 March.


Chris Sellman, 22, and 28-year-old Stephanie Gibb, both of Westwell Lane, Ashford, were charged on Thursday 25 March with making an unwarranted demand for money with a view to gain money or with intent to cause loss to another.


Ms Gibb was released on bail to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Friday 7 May.


Mr Sellman appeared at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 25 March where he was remanded in custody to next appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 26 April.