Two men charged over Minster burglary

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Two men have been charged with carrying out a burglary in Minster.

Kent Police was called at 2.20am yesterday (April 12) after an alarm activated at a premises in the village’s High Street.

Officers from Thanet’s Local Policing Team attended and, with the help of a Kent Police dog handler and Police Dog Ciara, two men were arrested within half an hour of the call.

Lee Kennelly, 39, of no fixed address, and Kelvin Barham, 36, of Becket Avenue, Canterbury, have both since been charged with burglary.

Mr Kennelly is also charged with five counts of theft relating to shoplifting in Ramsgate, Margate and Canterbury between January and April this year.

Both men appeared before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 13 April and were remanded in custody to appear again on Thursday 20 April.


  1. Well done the police and K9 Clara for apprehending the suspects so quickly after the robbery took place,

  2. You’d have to summise they’re a pair with lots of previous given they’re being held on remand till the next court appearance.

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