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New Romney: Man charged with nine offences after Cinque Port Arms pub crash

By Dan Wright

A man in his 20s has been charged with nine offences after a car crashed into a pub in New Romney.

Four people were injured in the incident just before 10pm on Friday night, which happened at the Cinque Port Arms in the high street.

Police have now charged 24-year-old James Bates, of Blenheim Road in New Romney, with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The silver Vauxhall Corsa hit the pub. Picture UK News in Pictures

The silver Vauxhall Corsa hit the pub. Picture: UK News in Pictures

He is also accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, assault by beating and six counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Emergency services at the scene. Picture The Looker

Emergency services at the scene. Picture: The Looker

Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident and anyone with information is asked to call call 01843 222289, quoting 24-1510. 

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