A man has appeared at Maidstone Crown Court accused of going on a rampage with a knife near children.
Antony Carr, of York Road, Maidstone, is charged with grievous bodily harm, affray, possessing a blade in a public place, using violence to secure entry to a property, criminal damage and two breaches of a molestation order.
It follows an incident in Shepway on June 30, when witnesses claimed a man was holding near a group of children.
The playground in Shepway where terrified children were confronted with a man wielding a knife
Carr, 27, appeared for the preliminary hearing by TV link with Elmley Prison, Sheppey.
He was remanded in custody until October 10 when he will enter pleas.