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Men injured after 'liquid' thrown at them in Collins Road, Herne Bay

Two men were treated for injuries after an "unknown liquid" was thrown at them during a robbery.

Armed officers and a police helicopter were called to Collins Road, Greenhill, on the outskirts of Herne Bay, at 9.30am yesterday.

Police taped off a car park in Collins Road, Herne Bay
Police taped off a car park in Collins Road, Herne Bay

KentOnline previously revealed how two fire engines and paramedics were also sent to the cul-de-sac just after 10am and firefighters were seen spraying the road.

Residents said a "bottle of liquid was seized" after the incident.

In an updated statement this afternoon, police said: "It was reported that the two men had an unknown liquid thrown at them and a mobile phone and cash had been stolen."

A woman in her 20s from the Herne Bay area was arrested on suspicion of robbery. She has since been bailed until Thursday, June 18.

Some residents told KentOnline the incident involved an "acid attack".

Armed police were called to the scene yesterday morning
Armed police were called to the scene yesterday morning

But police today said: "Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident, including identifying the substance involved, remain ongoing."

A car park was taped off in the cul-de-sac after the emergency services were sent to the street near Briary Primary School.

One resident said: "I've lived here since 2002 and never seen anything like it."

Watch: Car park taped off in Collins Road, Herne Bay

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/89969/20.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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