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Air ambulance lands following police incident in Vicarage Hill, Westerham

By Joshua Coupe

Firearms officers swooped on a home in Westerham this morning after a man was attacked by a pack of dogs.

Emergency services were called to the address in Vicarage Hill shortly after 7am. They have removed five dogs for the property. They are believed to be bullmastiffs.

The man, who suffered serious injuries in the attack, has been taken to a London hospital and police remain at the scene.

Officers are removing the dogs. Picture @DoughtyJ

Officials are removing the dogs. Picture: @DoughtyJ

The air ambulance landed on the nearby King George playing field shortly after 8am.

RSPCA officers detained the animals and are have removed them in boxes.

The road was closed between London Road and Hosey Hill, but reopened at 3.15pm. 

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident. Picture Philip Hoath

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident. Picture: Philip Hoath

A police spokesman said: "We were made aware by SECAmb at 7.10am on Sunday, March 6 of a report that a man had been bitten by dogs at a private address in Vicarage Hill, Westerham.

"Officers including firearms officers attended to assist and to ensure public safety the road was closed. A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries."

A police investigation is underway. Picture @DoughtyJ

A police investigation is underway. Picture: @DoughtyJ

Kent Fire and Rescue Service was also called.

It is not yet known what will happen to the dogs.

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