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Two arrests after man 'seriously injured' after fight breaks out in Pudding Lane, Maidstone


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Two men have been arrested after a man was left with serious head injuries after a town centre fight.

Pudding Lane in Maidstone was closed off for seven hours for a forensic investigation at around 7.45pm last night, while officers scoured a park for evidence.

Police officers at the scene. Picture: UKNIP
Police officers at the scene. Picture: UKNIP

The victim was airlifted to a London hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

A 23-year-old man from Maidstone has been arrested on suspicion of assault and a 37-year-old man, also from Maidstone, has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

Both remain in custody, as enquiries continue.

A force spokesman confirmed a disturbance had broken out and the first patrols arrived to the street where shattered glass could be seen on the pavement near a bus stop.

A man suffered serious injuries and was flown to hospital after getting treatment in Pudding Lane from ambulance crews.

The road was cordoned off
The road was cordoned off
Police teams in Pudding Lane after a man was left injured. Picture: UKNIP
Police teams in Pudding Lane after a man was left injured. Picture: UKNIP

The air ambulance landed in Mote Park. It took off around 9.30pm.

Officers could also be seen in the park putting items of clothing into bags.

Pudding Lane was cordoned off last night between The Herbalist bar and near The Old House at Home pub, but was reopened just before 3am on Friday morning.

A police spokesman added: "Patrols were called to a report of a disturbance in Pudding Lane.

"Officers attended and a man has been taken to a London hospital by air ambulance for medical attention."

Police putting items of clothing in a bag in Mote Park Picture: UKNIP
Police putting items of clothing in a bag in Mote Park Picture: UKNIP
Evidence being gathered from the road. Picture: UKNIP
Evidence being gathered from the road. Picture: UKNIP

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has privately held video which can assist with enquiries, is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting 46/27141/22.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form available via this link: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

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