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  • Prolific Tunbridge Wells shoplifter Steven Underwood jailed for almost a year

    By kentsussex at 10:25 on 07/01/13
    A serial shoplifter was sentenced to 360 days behind bars after being caught stealing clothes and gadgets in his hometown of Tunbridge Wells.
    A serial shoplifter was sentenced to 360 days behind bars after being caught stealing clothes and gadgets in his hometown of Tunbridge Wells. On New Year's Eve, Steven Underwood, 37, of Oak Road, appeared before Mid Kent Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to one count of theft and two of shoplifting.  He was handed a sentence of 120 days for each, to run consecutively throughout 2013. The court heard how at 3:15pm on 16...
  • Racist attack on two Asian men in Tunbridge Wells on New Year's Day

    By kentsussex at 10:19 on 07/01/13
    Racist attack on two Asian men in Tunbridge Wells on New Year's Day
    Kent Police is looking for witnesses after two Asian men were assaulted in Tunbridge Wells in the early hours of New Year's Day. The two victims, aged 25 and 21 and both from Tunbridge Wells, say they were told to "go back to your country" by a man and a woman as they walked along Camden Road in the town at around 4am.  The attackers then set upon the pair near the junction with Victoria Road. The 25-year-old man said...
  • Tunbridge Wells HSBC manager jailed

    By Rebecca_H at 14:20 on 12/03/12
    Ex-HSBC boss jailed
    The ex-HSBC bank manager who stole a friend's identity while committing large-scale fraud has been jailed for three years. Lorna Keary who used to be the manager at the Tunbridge Wells branch of the bank, was told by a judge she had made "an extremely unattractive attack" on former friend Lynne Bungay, which was completely groundless. Mrs Bungay, a 37-year-old hair salon boss, came under suspicion herself and was...
  • Do you recognise these men wanted for questioning after an assault in Tunbridge Wells?

    By Rebecca_H at 14:58 on 26/01/12
    Men wanted for questioning after an assault in Tunbridge Wells in December
    Police have released CCTV images of men they want to talk to following a serious assault on a man near Tunbridge Wells railway station. The 40-year-old victim had just got off a train and was walking up Mount Pleasant Road when he was pushed by one of a group of four men walking up the hill. As he was pushed he fell into a bench on the footpath and broke his shinbone. He described the men as all in their late teens. The attack...
  • Christmas Tree thieves arrested in Tunbridge Wells

    By Rebecca_H at 13:33 on 28/11/11
    3 men arrested after attempted Christmas Tree theft
    Three thieves were caught in the act of stealing over a hundred Christmas trees from a garden centre near Tunbridge Wells last week. Late Tuesday night officers received a call from a security firm monitoring CCTV at Notcutts Garden Centre at Tonbridge Road in Pembury, who had seen three men climbing over a fence and were carrying Christmas trees about. The offenders had smashed two obvious CCTV cameras at the site, but were unaware...

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