Kent Police Appeals

Clocks reported stolen in Smarden burglary

Kent Police has issued information on two clocks which were reported stolen during a burglary in Smarden, Ashford.

It was reported that a burglary had taken place between 9.30am and 3.10pm on Friday 31 March 2017 at a house in Monks Hill.  Two clocks were stolen during the incident and officers have issued photos in the hope that someone may recognise the missing timepieces.

Clock stolen from Smarden
Clock stolen from Smarden

One is described as a German Lenzkirch wooden clock (picture above) which dates back to the early 20th century and is about 12 inches high. The second clock is described as being made of brass.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Dennis Webster said: ‘The clocks are of sentimental value to the owner and we would ask people to get in touch if they have been offered the opportunity to buy them.  ‘Also, if anyone has any information about the burglary, or saw anything suspicious in the area, we would ask them to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting ZY/12683/17.’

Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.


Witness Appeal: Suspicious fire at Tesco Express in Ashford

Officers investigating a suspicious fire in Ashford are appealing for information.  Kent Police was notified of an alarm activation at the Tesco Express in Mill Court at 12.30am on Friday 31 March 2017.  It was quickly established that the property was alight.

Firefighters from Kent Fire and Rescue Service attended and reported to officers that they believed the fire had been started deliberately.
Witnesses or anyone with information are urged to call the appeal line on 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/12485/17.
Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Crime Prevention

With the change in weather and the subsequent lawns to mow please ensure that your sheds, garages and outbuilding are left secure and your garden tools, mowers and ride on mowers are placed inside and out of view. Keep your gardens secure – padlock/bolt your garden gates.