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Dramatic arrest of Dwayne Miller by armed police in Herne Bay caught on camera

13 January 2014
by KentOnline reporter
This is the dramatic moment a man was arrested by armed police outside his home just hours after allegedly claiming to have a gun.
Dwayne Miller, 36, was taken into custody following reports he told a taxi driver he had a firearm in his pocket.
It is alleged that he went into the Abacus office near Herne Bay train station shortly before 5pm on Sunday, bleeding heavily from a wound to his arm.
Dwayne Miller is arrested by armed police in Herne Bay

Dwayne Miller is arrested by armed police in Herne Bay

He asked for a taxi to Tesco in Canterbury Road, but a concerned cabbie refused the lift because he did not want to get blood on his car.
It is then alleged Miller, of Mickleburgh Hill, Herne Bay, said he had a gun in his pocket, so the driver called police.
But when armed officers arrived at the scene Miller had left, sparking a search across the town.
Man asked for cab at Abacus taxi office

Man asked for cab at Abacus taxi office

Herne Bay train station

Herne Bay train station

In the hours after as many as 10 police cars, dog units and armed officers were spotted in Micklebugh Hill and the road was shut off between Mickleburgh Avenue and Ivanhoe Road.
Miller was arrested outside his home at about 10.20pm.
Paul Darby caught the moment on a camera from his bedroom window.
He said: "There must have been four of five officers with guns who went in, plus a dog.
"It went on for a couple of hours."
Searches of the address and the area were carried out, but no gun was found.
A London-bound train is also thought to have been treated as a scene by police.
The road was reopened at 11.30pm.
Police in Mickleburgh Hill opposite Tyndale Park junction

Police in Mickleburgh Hill opposite Tyndale Park junction

Road shut off at Ivanhoe Road

Road shut off at Ivanhoe Road

Abacus boss Terry Hawkins said the office was closed while forensics teams took swabs from a trail of blood left behind.
He said: “He wanted to go to Tesco in Canterbury Road but the driver wouldn’t give him a lift because he was bleeding and didn’t want to damage his vehicle.
“The driver called the police, but the man had left by the time they got here.”
Miller was treated at hospital for his injuries before being taken in for questioning, spending his birthday on Monday at Canterbury police station.
He was later charged with a public order offence of using threatening/abusive/ insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of harm.
He was released on bail and is due before Canterbury magistrates on February 14. 
An investigation continues into how he suffered his injuries.

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