Latest Crime Reports

Neighbourhood WatchLeybourne
On Wednesday 6 March around 01:00 in Rowan Street. Somebody tried to steal a Renault Clio from the road.
On Friday 8 March around 02:00 in Rectory Lane South. Somebody stole a blue BMW 520D M, YG70***, from the road.
On Thursday 14 March around 03:47 in Orpin Avenue. Somebody gained access to a Ford Fiesta, nothing appears to have been stolen.
On Thursday 14 March between 04:00 and 05:00 in Bluegown Avenue. Somebody broke into multiple vehicles parked in the road.
On Thursday 14 March around 14:44 in Derby Drive. Somebody broke into a vehicle parked in the road, nothing appears to have been stolen.

West Malling
On Thursday 14 March between 16:30 and 18:15 in Norman Road. Somebody smashed a window of a residential property.

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If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, call 999.
For all non-urgent incidents or enquiries, call 101.
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For news or advice visit: https://www.kent.police.uk/

Going away?
Five tips to help you keep your home and belongings safe while you’re away:
• if you’re off on holiday and wish to post anything on social media, make sure your posts aren’t public and that they’re only seen by your friends
• leave lights and a radio on a timer to make the property appear occupied
• get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property or join a Neighbourhood or resident Watch Scheme
• consider asking your neighbours to close curtains after dark and to park on your drive
• remember to cancel newspaper and milk deliveries

Crime prevention advice from: https://www.kent.police.uk/

Most burglaries happen on weekdays, in daylight, when you’re more likely to be out. As well as locking up each time you leave you can also:  keep keys, cash and expensive items out of view, use timer switches on lights and radios to make your home look occupied, keep gates locked and boundaries secure, lock away bikes, tools and garden items which could be stolen or used to break into your home.