Back in 2013, the body of a local councillor and amusement arcade tycoon was found cut in two at the precise centre of the bridge which links the Isle of Sheppey with England. Because of the position of the body, it was not clear whether the Kent police should call upon the services of Sheerness Police Station (Millennium Way, Sheerness ME12 1PA) or the District Commander for Swale located a bit further away in Sittingbourne (Central Ave, Sittingbourne ME10 4NR).
Chief Inspector Tony Henley of Kent Police, said: ‘The integration of local policing resources across the borough will increase my team’s flexibility in responding to Swale’s specific needs. For example, a shift pattern has been introduced that is designed to give a more consistent level of policing on the Island and Faversham.
‘Local police will continue to enjoy strong relationships with key partners such as Swale Borough Council and Kent County Council Community Wardens’.
So an uneasy partnership was developed between the two investigating officers over this serious crime……..