Category Archives: Law, Order and Defence

Far Right march against refugees in Dover – support the Anti-Racism march on 17th October

Recently 300 Nazis marched through Dover chanting “Fuck off refugees”. The National Front had a banner on the march, as did Combat 18 and other far right groups. Although there was an antifascist counter-demo, there were only about 200 demonstrators. The Nazi demo was on the same day as the pro-refugee demo in London and, understandably, many… Continue reading »

Dartford council launches consultation on the use of environmental officers in town centre

Litter louts could soon face a squad of uniformed officers dedicated to taking action against people who drop rubbish Dartford town centre. Dartford council is seeking the views of residents before approving the use of a team of environmental enforcement officers to focus on issuing penalty notices to those who drop litter, cigarette butts, and people… Continue reading »

Dartford Borough Council criticises Ministry of Justice over plans to shut Dartford Magistrates’ Court

A council legal chief has written a scathing letter over plans to shut a magistrates’ court, accusing the government of making justice inaccessible for the people of Dartford. Marie Kelly-Stone, head of legal services at Dartford council, has written to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) with a long list of concerns regarding the proposed closure of… Continue reading »

Kent police target organised crime in Dartford and Gravesham with Operation Jupiter

A specialist policing team has been created to target organised crime gangs attempting to supply drugs and intimidate vulnerable people in parts of north Kent. Operation Jupiter is dedicated to pursuing and disrupting organised criminal networks in areas including Dartford, Gravesham, Medway and Swale. It signals an increased focus by Kent Police on tackling emerging criminal… Continue reading »

Online pirates could face 10 years in jail

Online copyright infringement currently carries a maximum penalty of two years’ imprisonment and now ministers have launched a consultation on increasing it to 10 years – bringing it into line with copyright infringement of physical goods. The government said tougher sentences would act as a “significant deterrent”. Click here to read the full story. Cross-post… Continue reading »