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Armed police dealing with robbery in Ramsgate High Street

By KentOnline reporter

A man has been arrested after armed police descended on Ramsgate High Street.

Firearms officers were called to the town centre at lunchtime after an attempted robbery on a shop.

A member of staff is said to have been attacked.

Police at the scene. Picture Jamie Knight.

Police at the scene. Picture: Jamie Knight.

A police spokesman said: "A man has been arrested by armed police officers following a report of an attempted robbery in High Street, Ramsgate at 1.35pm.

"It is reported that two men assaulted a member of staff at a shop before making off. Enquiries are ongoing."

The scene of the reported robbery. Picture Jamie Knight.

The scene of the reported robbery. Picture: Jamie Knight.

A firearms unit en route to the scene. Picture Roger Greenaway.

A firearms unit en route to the scene. Picture: Roger Greenaway.

The International convenience store was sealed off while officers dealt with the incident.

The police helicopter was also seen hovering overhead.

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