A 41-YEAR-OLD man who was wanted in connection with the theft of diamonds worth £250k has been arrested.

Police had been searching for Jimmy Tippett, from Beckenham, since the end of August and last night (September 20) they tracked him down in Margate.

He is now being questioned about diamonds which were taken from Bromley Court Hotel in Coniston Road, Bromley, on August 29.

A second man was arrested near the scene that day and is on remand awaiting trial for theft.