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Four charged after brawl in Anchor Road, Rochester

Four people have been charged following a fight in Rochester.

Police were called to a report of a fight involving a group of people at a property in Anchor Road, at around 7.30pm.

Anchor Road in Rochester was the scene of a brawl. Picture: Google
Anchor Road in Rochester was the scene of a brawl. Picture: Google

During the incident last Thursday, four men suffered facial injuries and one man sustained an injury to his head, all of whom were taken to hospital for treatment and later discharged.

Six people, five men and a woman, were later arrested and taken into custody.

Sonny Whiting and Charlie Beaney, both of The Tideway, Rochester and Jerry Devlin, of Stock Close, Rochester were later charged with violent disorder and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Whiting and Beaney were also charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, and David Devlin, of Stock Close, Rochester was charged with threats to cause criminal damage.

Jerry Devlin, aged 24, appeared before Medway Magistrates Court on Saturday June 25 where he was remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on 25 July.

Police have issued an appeal. Stock image
Police have issued an appeal. Stock image

Mr Whiting, aged 33 and Mr Beaney, aged 20, appeared before the same court where they were bailed to the crown court hearing on July 25.

David Devlin, aged 57, was bailed by Medway Magistrates’ Court to return on July 6.

A 54-year-old woman and a 17-year-old male from Rochester, who were also detained by officers, were later bailed to return to the police station in July.

Investigators are continuing to appeal for witnesses who have not yet spoken to police to contact them.

They would also like to hear from anyone who has privately held footage of the incident, including dashcam or mobile phone recordings.

Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 01634 792209 quoting reference 46/121128/22.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or by using the online form on its website.

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