Man charged with spate of Thanet burglaries remanded

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Detectives investigating burglaries in Thanet have charged a man.

James Barnes, 39, of no fixed address, was charged with five counts of burglary.

The charges relate to:

Two burglaries at the Co-op in Westgate on 24 October 2021 and 23 February 2022 where goods and the contents of a charity tin were stolen.

Two burglaries at a shop in Broadstairs on 26 February and 1 March where a large quantity of cigarettes were stolen.

A burglary of a beach hut in Westgate on 24 October 2021 in which a telescope was stolen.

Mr Barnes appeared at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 3 March where he was remanded in custody. The case will next be heard at Canterbury Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.


  1. he will probably get 3 months holiday on the isle of sheppey , then come back out amongst normal citizens and start it all over again , i have no time for this vermin

  2. There must be a mistake here.
    We all know that the police never do anything. Plenty of people posting on here say so, so it must be true.

  3. If you need any legal advice, let me know.

    My mate Andy knows a few tricks.

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