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Officers investigating reports of beach hut burglaries in Whitstable have made an arrest.

It was reported to Kent Police that a beach hut in Whitstable Harbour was broken into and damage was caused inside it between 4pm on 21 January 2023 and 7.45am the following day.

On Tuesday 14 February, officers arrested a 15-year-old boy from Whitstable on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage.

He has been released on bail until May while enquiries continue.

Sergeant Lee Thompson of the Canterbury Community Safety Unit said: ‘Following reports of break-ins at beach huts in the town, officers are continuing to investigate reports to see if there is evidence to link them to potential offenders and bring them to justice.

‘We urge everyone to remain vigilant, ensure beach huts are kept locked, and if anyone sees anything suspicious near the beach huts, contact Kent Police via our website or by calling 999 if a crime is taking place.’

By Ed

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