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Five arrested and two injured in Maidstone town centre following attack

Two men were taken to hospital and five arrested following an attack in Maidstone.

Police were called following a violent disturbance in the town centre at around 6.30pm on Friday and were able to find and arrest five suspects.

The top of Fremlin Walk
The top of Fremlin Walk

The Maidstone team later tweeted to thank the public and security teams throughout the town, especially those controlling CCTV at Fremlins Walk shopping centre and the door-staff at Ashes Sportsbar.

They posted: "Following a violent disturbance on Friday night, Maidstones Town Team were able to locate and arrest all five suspects.

"We would like to thank the public for their help, and security throughout the town. Especially the CCTV at Fremlins and door staff @AshesBar."

Doorman Luke Ward at Ashes explained a group of people were believed to have split up following the incident, and one suspect had run down Market Buildings towards Ashes.

"We heard from the police radio that someone was running down towards the venue so we got one of our door-staff to stop them," he said. "They held him until police arrived.

"We only saw one of them. The others ran down an alley. We heard that someone had got assaulted."

Kent Police confirmed they attended Earl Street "following a report of a disturbance taking place".

A spokesman added: "Two men reported injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

"Five men from Chatham, two aged 19, two aged 20 and a 21-year-old, were arrested on suspicion of public order offences. They have all been released under investigation."

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