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Sword-wielding man arrested after terrorising residents

by Thom Morris

Witnesses are being sought after a man threatened residents in an Ashford housing block with a sword.

A 25-year-old was arrested at the at Meadowsweet House in Hackfield, Kingsnorth, just after 8pm on Monday on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

A police spokesman said: "Officers received reports just after 7pm that a man armed with a large sword in one of the flats had made threats to other residents."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact PC Christopher Brett on 01622 690690.

If you live in Hackfield and have any concerns contact the neighbourhood policing team on 01233 896332.

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