A suspect has been remanded in custody in connection with several incidents in Maidstone where women have been approached and harassed in the street.

It is alleged that during November and December 2023, multiple victims were targeted by a man who engaged them in unwanted conversation and offered money for sex.

Some of the victims are reported to have been with children at the time.

A 24-year-old man from Maidstone was arrested on Tuesday 19 December and taken into custody.

On the following day he appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court charged with 12 public order offences, involving the use of threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

He is currently remanded in custody until a hearing at Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 27 December.

Officers are appealing to anyone with information which may assist this investigation to contact them. This can be done by calling 01622 604100, quoting case reference 46/YY/16039/23.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.

By Ed

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