Officers in Maidstone have arrested a man following a series of alleged knife offences in one evening.

Kent Police was called to several incidents on Wednesday 12 July 2023, which started at around 9.40pm when a man was reported to have stolen alcohol from a Morrisons supermarket off Sutton Road and threatened a security guard with a knife.

Over the next hour, police were called to further incidents nearby where a man was seen armed and making threats. This included an incident in Furfield Close, where it is alleged a victim was threatened with a knife during an attempt to steal his vehicle.

Local patrols attended and at around 10.40pm the suspect was located in a residential garden and arrested. A knife was also seized.  

On Friday 14 July, a 50-year-old man from Folkestone was charged with nine offences:

  • Possessing a knife in public place
  • Threats to kill
  • Attempted robbery
  • Threatening a person with a knife
  • Assault occasioning actual bodily harm
  • Theft
  • Affray
  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Driving without insurance

He was remanded to appear before Medway Magistrates’ Court, on the same day.

By Ed

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