Man and woman in court facing 22 charges of theft from Westgate Co-Op

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A total of 22 charges have been authorised against a man and a woman who are alleged to have repeatedly stolen from the same shop in Westgate-on-Sea.

Jordan Best and Faye Butterfield were both arrested during the early hours of Saturday, December 11 after Kent Police officers recognised them as being outstanding suspects for numerous theft reports.

Subsequent enquiries have led to each of them being charged with 10 counts of theft committed against the Co-Op in Station Road  between November 16 and 10 December 10.

Alcohol and various grocery items, with a combined value that is in excess of £300, is said to have been taken.

Best, 35, of Station Road, Westgate-on-Sea, was additionally charged with an extra count of shoplifting, which took place at the same shop on December 9.

Butterfield, 38, of Station Road, Westgate-on-Sea, was also charged with assaulting an emergency services worker. The charge relates to an allegation she kicked a police constable in the leg while being detained.

Both suspects have been remanded in custody to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court today (December 13).