A second person has been charged in connection with a burglary in Ramsgate where the savings of a terminally ill man were stolen.
Terry Price had stashed some £3,000 in his home which he had planned to use to pay for his funeral and wake but this was taken when his home was ransacked.
Terry, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2019, believed he knew the identities of the culprits and said it was clear the break-in was by someone who knew exactly where he had put the money.
The former market trader, who also suffers with arthritis, had been taken shopping on the day of the break-in but was away from his Leopold Road home for no longer than 45 minutes,
The 66-year-old said: “The money was for my funeral and my wake at Furey’s bar and a few Christmas presents. I had saved it from my pension since I got my diagnosis.”
A fundraiser set up by Terry’s neighbour Zoe Norman let to an outpouring of support and raised a massive £8650- way above the £500 target. Terry says he will donate some of the funds to an animal charity.
Following an investigation by East Kent Criminal Investigation Department, Mark Queen, aged 31 and of Gordon Road, Margate, was charged with conspiracy to burgle.
He appeared in court on Wednesday 30 November and was remanded in custody to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Tuesday 3 January.
Now the investigation department has also charged Paris Campbell-Mitchell with conspiracy to burgle.
The 26-year-old, of Ramsgate, was released on bail to appear at Margate Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 19 January 2023.
Fantastic, some people have a good heart to raise money for Terry and the scumbags responsible have been caught. But that money is long gone either up their noses or veins.