Local Battery thefts

Information received from Kent Community Messenger:

More than £50,000 worth of industrial batteries reported stolen across north and west Kent

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses following the thefts of more than £50,000 worth of industrial batteries across both north and west Kent.

Officers received a report that at 3am on Friday 16 June 2017 a mobile mast site in Wested Lane, Swanley, was broken into and batteries were stolen.

A second report was also received where it was alleged that between 8pm on Saturday 17 June 2017 and 12.40pm on Sunday 18 June 2017 a portable cabin was broken into and industrial batteries stolen from a farm in Mussenden Lane, Fawkham.

Further batteries were also reported stolen from the same farm between midnight on Sunday 18 June 2017 and 1pm on Monday 19 June 2017.

Police have also received reports that between midnight on Monday 19 June 2017 and 3am on Tuesday 20 June 2017 batteries were stolen from a cabin in Darenth Road, South Darenth.

Also on Tuesday 20 June 2017 batteries were reported stolen between 1.07am and 1.10am from a mast in Brands Hatch car park in Scratchers Lane, Fawkham. Between 1.50am and 2.30am batteries were also reported stolen from Longfield Avenue, Longfield.

And between 3.10am and 3.45am batteries were alleged to have been stolen from a cabin in Morants Court Road in Dunton Green.

The batteries, which belonged to Vodafone and Ericsson were all stored securely inside cabins which were broken into in order to steal the batteries.

Anyone with information about these burglaries can call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting crime reference YY/016463/17.

Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.