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Lock Street, Gillingham, taped off by police

By Ed McConnell

Police have cordoned off a residential road this morning.

It's believed they first got to Lock Street in Gillingham at 11pm yesterday after reports of a disturbance.

A large cordon remains in place and residents are unable to take cars in and out of the road.

A 20-year-old resident of nearby Saxton Street said: "At around 9.30pm/10pm I saw about three or four white men with their hoods up.

"They were arguing with a woman. She was in her early 20s.

"It started off as a laugh. She thought they were messing around, they started arguing and then she just started screaming and screaming and then it went silent.

"We didn't hear any ambulances just saw police and forensics."

Sniffer dogs were later seen searching the area.

A resident, who lives in Britton Street and didn't want to be named, said: "I haven't been told anything and nor have any neighbours. I went to the gym this morning and saw the cordon but it's been extended since then.

"It's covering a massive area at the junction of Lock Street and Britton Street and the corner shop and chippy on Lock Street can't open.

"I'm just worried I won't be able to get to work tomorrow as currently no one can bring cars in or out."

Police were called at around 11pm yesterday (Tuesday) (7306859)
Police were called at around 11pm yesterday (Tuesday) (7306859)

Another person in the street said he'd heard there'd been some sort of altercation involving multiple people, while screams had also been heard.

One witness said he heard screams (7306861)
One witness said he heard screams (7306861)

Forensic officers were seen in the area earlier this morning.

Police officers are interviewing residents currently and the force has been approached for more information.

Three men have since been arrested.

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