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Three charged with causing grievous bodily harm after assault in Gravesend

Three people are facing grievous bodily harm and drug charges following a serious assault in Gravesend.

Charlie Saunter, William O’Brian and a 17-year-old boy are alleged to have assaulted a man at an address in the London Road area on Sunday July 5.

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Following the incident, electrical equipment and clothing was stolen from the victim, a man in his 30s, who remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The offence was reported to Kent Police on Tuesday July 7 and the three defendants were arrested the following day.

While making the arrests a police officer was bitten in the leg by a dog but was not seriously injured.

Quantities of heroin and crack cocaine are also reported to have been seized as part of the investigation.

Saunter, 20, of Stone Cross, Pevensey, East Sussex, and the teenage boy, who is from the Grove Park area of London, have since been charged with grievous bodily harm, false imprisonment, possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply and burglary.

O’Brian, 18, of Bessemer Place, Greenwich, has been charged with the same offences and also being the owner of a dog that was dangerously out of control.

All three suspects appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court today and have been remanded in custody to next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday August 7.

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