He­li­copter called in hunt for sus­pects

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Tesco Smash -

A po­lice hunt in­volv­ing an aer- ial search led to the ar­rest of two men.

Of­fi­cers were called to Nick­ley Wood Road, in Sha­dox­hurst, at 9.46pm last Wed­nes­day to re­ports that a group of peo­ple had bro­ken into a home.

The of­fend­ers had fled the scene and the po­lice he­li­copter was called in to help search the area.

Three men were caught and ar­rested in con­nec­tion to the in­ci­dent, and were held in cus­tody.

Fabian Dor­son, 35, from Lon­don, was charged with pos­sess­ing a firearm, ag­gra­vated bur­glary and as­sault.

He was re­manded and is due to ap­pear at Can­ter­bury Crown Court on March 11.

A 33-year-old man from Lark­field and a 21-year-old man from Maid­stone were both ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of bur­glary and both bailed un­til Wed­nes­day, May 4.

A spokesman said: “Po­lice were called to a re­ported bur­glary in Sha­dox­hurst, at 9.46pm on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 10.

“It was re­ported that a num­ber of of­fend­ers had fled the scene and the Na­tional Po­lice Air Ser­vice he­li­copter as­sisted in a search of the lo­cal area.”

In­quiries con­tinue into the theft and any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Kent Po­lice on 01843 222289 quot­ing XY/005289/16.

Al­ter­na­tively con­tact Kent Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555111.

The bur­glary was the se­cond in­ci­dent in Ash­ford that night which called for the help of the po­lice he­li­copter.

The air­craft was spot­ted cir­cling the town fol­low­ing calls from res­i­dents in Loudon Way on Ash­ford’s God­in­ton Park es­tate that a man was dam­ag­ing cars at around 8pm.

The man re­port­edly left the scene on a bi­cy­cle.

A po­lice spokesman said: “Of­fi­cers at­tended to make in­quiries, and the Na­tional Po­lice Air Ser­vice he­li­copter was dis­patched to as­sist with a search for the man.

“The man has not been lo­cated and in­quiries are on­go­ing.”

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