Man in court over robbery in Westgate and drug and counterfeit charges

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A 19-year-old man will appear in court today (October 12) after a teenager was robbed in Westgate.

Kent Police was contacted shortly before 10pm on Monday (October 10) to a report a 17-year-old male had been robbed of his phone and cash in Edith Road.

The stolen phone was tracked to Margate seafront, where officers attended and arrested a man on suspicion of robbery.

Suspected class A drugs were also seized following the arrest and the incident is being investigated by Kent Police’s Chief Constable’s Crime Squad.

James Kiff has been charged with robbery, possession of counterfeit currency, possession of heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and supplying cannabis.

The 19-year-old, of Alicia Avenue, Margate, is due to appear before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 12 October.