Published: 14:46, 12 August 2020
| Updated: 15:21, 12 August 2020
A man has been charged after a police officer was mowed down by a car as a beach party descended into chaos.
Kallum Feriver, of Stockwell in London, was arrested by officers amid the chaotic scenes emerging from 'the cook out', which took place at Greatstone beach near New Romney on Sunday.
Four officers were injured as the event, organised by the Boss Flavour jerk restaurant in Croydon, flew out of control.
The officers, who were attending an altercation in a car park next to the beach, were treated at the scene by ambulance crews.
Fevrier, 29, appeared at Medway Magistrate's Court today in connection with the incident.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday, September 14.
It was revealed yesterday that the beach party had originally been billed as being a private barbecue for 20 friends and family.
The organised event was due to happen at Camber Sands in East Sussex before moving onto the Marsh.
However the council withdrew that after it realised tickets were being advertised online. It was then moved to Greatstone by organisers.
Rother District Council - responsible for Camber beach - says it initially granted permission for the event, but withdrew it when it it realised tickets were being advertised online.
Thousands of people arrived at the coast on Sunday, on coaches, in minivans and in cars, causing traffic and parking, creating noise pollution and leaving residents concerned about social distancing.
Organisers have since apologised for the party, which they admit got out of hand.
A £750 donation has also been presented to the Litter Picking Watch Romney Marsh, to help aid future clean ups.
Eric Brown, founder of the charity, which organised the clean up, said organisers had promised to donate £750. He subsequently confirmed the money had been received.
Mr Brown also also called for people to "move on" after organisers faced a backlash in wake of the event.
He said on social media: "A member of our group has been in contact with the organisers of Sunday's beach party.
"Firstly they would like to say that this wasn’t what they intended to happen or planned and would like to apologise to everyone who was affected by what went on.
"Nobody's perfect, mistakes were made"
"They have promised a very generous donation of £750 to our charitable group ‘Litter Picking Watch Romney Marsh’ to help fund this and any further organised litter picks the group may have.
"It wasn’t nice for a lot of local people who felt intimidated and threatened in their homes, but nobody’s perfect, mistakes were made, good intentions and all that."