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  • Thief sentenced after stealing python from Chatham pet shop

    By RhysGriffiths at 14:41 on 02/08/12
    The python - similar to this snake - was stolen from Pet Aqua Spectacular pet shop in High Street
    A THIEF who swiped a snake from a Chatham pet shop has been ordered to undertake community service. Barry Pozzoli stole the Spider Royal Python from Pet Aqua Spectacular in the High Street on Sunday. The 23-year-old was arrested at his home in Strover Street, Gillingham, on Tuesday afternoon and was charged with the theft of the creature, valued at £375. He admitted making off with the snake and appeared at Medway Magistrates...
  • Rochester family burgled while at a funeral offer £10,000 reward

    By RhysGriffiths at 14:00 on 02/08/12
    A Rochester family burgled while at a funeral has offered a £10,000 reward
    A MEDWAY family whose home was raided while attending a funeral have put up a £10,000 reward in the hope of catching the burglar. Tracey Taylor, of Frindsbury Road in Rochester, was at the funeral of a family friend on July 30 when the break-in happened. Her family returned from the service to discover their home had been broken into and a safe containing money and jewellery had been taken. Miss Taylor said: "We were...
  • Gillingham station stabbing - victim expected to pull through

    By jayenolan at 13:27 on 25/07/12
    Youth stabbed at Gillingham Station last night
    A seventeen year old youth stabbed at Gillingham train station last evening is expected to pull through after emergency surgery. The incident happened last night on 6.24pm Gillingham to Charing Cross service, when the victim - believed to be from Dartford - was knifed in the chest and abdomen during a fight involving a group of men, which is said to have been over money. Ambulance crews treated the victim outside the station before...
  • Kent Police appeal over possible kidnapping in Strood

    By jayenolan at 12:44 on 13/07/12
    Kent Police appeal for information over possible Strood kidnapping.
    Police are appealing for information following a suspicious incident in Roman Way, Strood, at around 11.20pm on Wednesday, 12 July, 2012. An investigation was begun by officers when a caller stated seeing someone, maybe a youth, being put into a car, possibly against their will.  DCI Jon Clayden said: 'We are keen to hear from anyone who can help us with this investigation. We have not had any reports of missing people and we...
  • Estranged husband found guilty in Chatham Hill murder

    By jayenolan at 17:19 on 01/06/12
    The Chatham Hill murder case has concluded apart from sentencing.
    The estranged husband of Melissa Crook has been found guilty of her murder. Danai Muhammadi was accused of the murder of Melissa, their baby son Noah and Melissa's father Mark Crook, at their Chatham Hill home last year. The judge adjourned sentencing to the first week of July but said the law would permit only one sentence - life imprisonment. This also applied to Muhammadi's accomplice, Farhad Mahmud. His new girlfriend, Emma Smith,...

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