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Suspect released on bail after alleged attempted robbery and making threats to kill in Folkestone


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A suspect has been arrested and released on bail after reports he made threats to kill and then allegedly carrying out an attempted robbery.

Police were called to The Leas in Folkestone at 10.50pm on Saturday following reports that a man was making threats towards others at both Skuba and the Blue Martini Bar.

A man was been arrested but has since been bailed. Stock picture
A man was been arrested but has since been bailed. Stock picture

Later that night a man in his 30s was allegedly the victim of an attempted robbery in which his would-be mugger demanded cash while brandishing a knife.

Officers believe the second incident, which happened in an alleyway near Marine Parade at 11.25pm, is linked to the first.

The suspect is described as a white man with short brown hair, who was wearing a grey jumper with an Adidas logo on the front and grey tracksuit bottoms.

He was also reportedly carrying a large JD Sports bag.

A 33-year-old man from Folkestone was arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, possession of a firearm, possession of a knife and threats to kill.

"A BB gun and a knife have been recovered by officers..."

He has since been released on bail until December.

A police spokesman said: "A BB gun and a knife have been recovered by officers as part of their investigation.

"Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the Leas or Marine Parade areas during the evening of November 13 and saw either the disturbance or the attempted robbery

"Anyone who was approached, who has not yet spoken to an officer, is also urged to come forward."

Witnesses should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/232910/21.

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