Soft fruit stolen from Kent farms

More than £5,000 worth of summer fruit has been stolen from farms in Kent.

Police are hunting thieves who allegedly stole strawberries and cherries from land in Graveney, Tonge and Yalding and officers are now appealing for information for crimes they believe may be linked,

There were three reported thefts in Church Road, Tonge, which took place between July 18 and July 19, July 22 and July 26, when £1,600 worth of fruit was stolen.

Officers are also investigating a reported theft in Head Hill Road in Graveney, Faversham, between July 7 and July 22, when around £2,400 of fruit was taken.

Between July 26 and July 27, around £2,000 worth of fruit was reported stolen near Kenward Road in Yalding.

Investigating officer PC Marc Pennicott said: "These thefts are all very similar so we believe they may be linked and I would encourage anyone with information to get in touch."

Anyone who has any information should contact police on 01795 419119 quoting reference XY/27859/16.

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