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Five arrested after disturbance in Milton Road, Gravesend

Five people have been arrested following a disturbance in a town centre.

Police and ambulances were called to Milton Road, Gravesend, at around 7.30pm last night.

Police and ambulances were called to Milton Road, Gravesend. Picture: Jonjo O'Connell.
Police and ambulances were called to Milton Road, Gravesend. Picture: Jonjo O'Connell.

Two people sustained facial injuries and were taken to hospital.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and assault, a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray.

Two 17-year-old boys were also arrested in connection with the incident.

All of those arrested were from Gravesend.

Jonjo O' Connell was in the area as police and ambulances arrived.

He said: "I saw a commotion and all of a sudden there was all police in the road. It was like all hell broke loose.

"There was a group of kids, one of them was on the ground outside the chicken shop.

"There was seven police cars and three ambulances.

"It just looked like a big group of kids. Last kid to be there was on the floor, they put him in the back of the ambulance and they dispersed."

Police spokesman Scarlet Drayson said: "All five currently remain in custody while inquiries continue."

South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman Rich Airey said: "Ambulance crews attended the scene and two patients were treated at the scene for injuries including facial injuries before being taken to hospital."

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