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Armed police swoop

Maidstone Magistrates Courtby Anna White


Armed police swooped on a town centre street after reports were made of a man carrying a gun.

Officers arrived in Union Street, Maidstone, at around 6pm yesterday, and arrested 22-year-old Joel Mason.

The suspect, who lives nearby in Wheeler Street, was later charged on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence.  

He was due to appear at Maidstone Magistrates today.

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