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Two arrested after man suffers head injury in Orange Street, Canterbury

By Sam Lennon

Two men were arrested and a third hospitalised after violence erupted in central Canterbury on Saturday night.

Police were called to Orange Street at 9.26pm after reports of a disturbance at the popular Seven Stars pub.

Minutes later, a second related incident took place outside the Thomas Becket in Best Lane in which a man was knocked out and a window damaged.

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It is understood the incidents involved the same two groups of men.

A police spokesman said: “We were called to a report of an altercation between a group of people.

"Officers attended the scene where a 46-year-old man had suffered a head injury and was taken to a local hospital.

The damaged window of the Thomas Becket pub in Best Lane.
The damaged window of the Thomas Becket pub in Best Lane.

"His injuries are not thought to be serious."

A 21-year-old man and a 50-year-old man were arrested.

They have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

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