The number of cases of food shoplifting in Kent increased by 15% last year, according to police figures.

Across the county there were 3,110 thefts, compared to 2,699 in 2012.

The highest rise was in Swale with 62%, followed by Tunbridge Wells with 44% and Thanet with 38%. The highest number of offences was in the Medway area.

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