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Teen arrested after police officer assaulted near McDonald's in Canterbury high street


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A teenage boy has been arrested after a police officer was assaulted in a city centre.

Police were called to St George's Street in Canterbury at about 4.30pm yesterday, after a report of a group of young people causing a nuisance near the city centre's McDonald's.

Officers were called to reports of a disturbance
Officers were called to reports of a disturbance

While speaking to those at the scene, a male officer was assaulted.

A knife was later recovered nearby, and a 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker and possession of a knife.

He has since been bailed, pending further enquiries.

The officer is not believed to have been seriously injured in the assault.

Police parked up just outside McDonald's on Thursday evening
Police parked up just outside McDonald's on Thursday evening
Two police cars, a van and several officers were called to Canterbury high street
Two police cars, a van and several officers were called to Canterbury high street

A 13-year-old boy was also arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, in relation to a pair of glasses belonging to a bystander that were damaged.

He has since been released without charge.

Photos taken yesterday evening showed two patrol cars and a police van parked up near McDonald's in Canterbury high street, while the incident was being dealt with.

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