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Man taken to hospital after being attacked by gang outside McDonald's in New Road, Gravesend

Two men were beaten by a gang outside a fast food restaurant early this morning.

The pair were apparently attacked by six men and two women, and according to witnesses, the thugs stamped on the men's heads and kicked the pair in the face.

It happened outside McDonald's in Gravesend shortly after midnight and one man was taken to Darent Valley Hospital for treatment.

McDonald's in New Road, Gravesend
McDonald's in New Road, Gravesend

Police and ambulance crews were called to New Road and witnesses said women had to intervene to break up the fight.

It not the first time someone has been attacked near the venue, just weeks ago a teenager was glassed in the face in the same road and had to be helped by door staff at the outlet.

The teenager, 18, was injured while he was out with out with friends and his girlfriend when trouble broke out in front of them.

His attacker had started on a group of people outside McDonald's during the early hours of Sunday, September 9.

And earlier this week it was revealed police had received reports of 332 incidents at the Gravesend food outlet since the start of 2016, including a stabbing in July 2017 which happened in front of horrified customers.

No one has been arrested in connection with the latest incident and it is not known how seriously injured the man taken to hospital is.

Spokesman for police, Amanda Wills said: "Kent Police was called at 12.01am today to a report of a disturbance in New Street, Gravesend. One man was taken to a local hospital.

"Inquiries into the incident are ongoing."


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