UK News in Pictures

|

Home Breaking Two arrested following telephone cable theft in Maidstone

Two arrested following telephone cable theft in Maidstone

Two suspected thieves have been arrested following the theft of telecommunications cable which left villagers near Maidstone unable to use devices nor the internet.

Two Arrested Following Telephone Cable Theft In Maidstone

Homes in Mereworth were cut off after an estimated 500 metres of cable was stolen from a location near The Street overnight, between Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May 2024.

Two Arrested Following Telephone Cable Theft In Maidstone

The theft, thought to be worth around £12,000, also reportedly caused £3,000 worth of damage to farmland.

Two Arrested Following Telephone Cable Theft In Maidstone

Responding officers attended and carried out initial enquiries, including a review of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) data. Detectives identified several vehicles suspected to be involved in the theft and one was later seized from the East Peckham area.

Two Arrested Following Telephone Cable Theft In Maidstone

Less than 24 hours later, two men in their 20s were arrested and a subsequent search led to the recovery of cabling and tools.

Two Arrested Following Telephone Cable Theft In Maidstone

Paul Webb, of Chorley Wood Crescent, Orpington, was later charged with theft and criminal damage. The 28-year-old appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday 13 May, and remains in custody pending a further hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on 10 June.

Two Arrested Following Telephone Cable Theft In Maidstone

The second suspect has been bailed until 5 August, pending further enquiries.

Two Arrested Following Telephone Cable Theft In Maidstone

social media2

Never miss another Breaking story again

 

You can sign up to get the latest news, top stories and exclusives sent straight to your WhatsApp from the UKNIP team.

WhatsApp
Instagram
Snapchat

To get stories sent to you, you need to already have WhatsApp. All you need to do is click this link and select ‘join community’

No one will be able to see who is signed up and no one can send messages except the UKNIP team. you can read your privacy policy notice.

Click here to join our WhatsApp community.

Follow UKNIP 

Single Post Template

Most Read