Some of the deadly home-made weapons (pictured above) seized by Kent Police at a home in Tunbridge Wells where drugs were also uncovered.
A Tunbridge Wells man has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
Henry Muggridge, 31, of North Farm Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent along with Connor Martin, 19, of no fixed address, appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. (February 17)
The men were each charged with conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and conspiracy to supply heroin.
Muggridge and Martin were remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on March 17.
Tunbridge Wells – weapons and drugs
Deadly home-made weapons with knives and spikes have been seized by Kent Police during drugs swoops in Tunbridge Wells.
The weapons were discovered along with a cannabis cultivation set-up during a search warrant by officers in Holmewood Road.
Officers arrived at 6.30am last Tuesday (February 9) and first found cannabis in the kitchen and then 35 plants underneath the stairs.
Knives and spikes
Among the weapons seized, were three wooden implements with knives and spikes taped to them.
Cash and several mobile phones were also confiscated, including one device alleged to have been thrown from a window of the homes as police entered.
Two men, aged 29 and 59, were arrested on suspicion of the cultivation and supply of drugs.
Both were later released pending further investigation.
Tunbridge Wells – drugs suspect
A 26-year-old man from Tunbridge Wells has appeared in court facing three charges including two for drugs.
Louie Bailie appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Monday (February 15) where he was remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court, the date of which was not set.
Bailie was charged with possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply, possession of a Class B drug and possession of criminal property, namely the cash seized.
Headcorn – robbery
A pensioner is robbed outside Sainsbury’s Local Store in the High Street in Headcorn.
A woman in her 70s was using a cash machine when a man reached over and grabbed her bank card.
The victim later found cash had been stolen from her account.
The man is described as white, around 5ft 6in, and wearing black along with a black face mask.
Inspector Stephen Kent of Maidstone Community Safety Unit said: “While this type of offence is not a common occurrence in the villages in this area, I would remind shoppers to be careful when out and about to avoid becoming victim to opportunist thieves.
“Don’t carry large amounts of cash and, when you use a bank or credit card, ensure nobody can see you enter the PIN.
“If you discover cards have been stolen, contact your bank or building society immediately so that they can be blocked,” he said.
Anyone who saw the incident or who has information which could help police should ring 01622 604100, quoting crime reference number 46/26299/21.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form.
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