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David Bates of Marine Terrace charged after armed police called to Folkestone

By Eleanor Perkins

A man has been charged after armed police were called to Folkestone.

David Bates, 31-years-old, of Marine Terrace, has been charged with the possession of a knife and criminal damage.

It follows an incident in the same road yesterday morning which saw a cordon set up while officers with guns and a dog unit swarmed the area.

Police descended on Folkestone following the incident. Picture: Dan Desborough
Police descended on Folkestone following the incident. Picture: Dan Desborough

A spokesman said: "He has been remanded in custody and will appear before the virtual court, via video link on Monday, October 22, 2018."

Armed police in Marine Terrace Picture: Dan Desborough (4916320)
Armed police in Marine Terrace Picture: Dan Desborough (4916320)
Firearms officers at the scene Picture: Dan Desborough (4916326)
Firearms officers at the scene Picture: Dan Desborough (4916326)
A cordon was later removed by police in Marine Parade, Folkestone Picture: Dan Desborough (4916322)
A cordon was later removed by police in Marine Parade, Folkestone Picture: Dan Desborough (4916322)

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