Published: 12:13, 04 May 2021
| Updated: 12:21, 04 May 2021
A person has been taken to hospital after police cordoned off a town centre ramp that leads to a beach.
Officers and ambulance crews were spotted in Sheerness Broadway, next to the St Henry and St Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, this morning.
A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called to near the Catholic Church of Saints Henry and Elizabeth to a report of an assault shortly after 9am today.
"Ambulance crews attended the scene and one person has been taken to hospital for further treatment."
The person's age, gender and extent of their injuries are not yet known.
One woman, who lives in nearby Berridge Road, but didn’t want to be named, was walking to town along the beachfront when she saw a number of emergency services vehicles.
She said: “I was walking by the beachfront at around 10.30am and saw multiple police cars outside the church, which I thought was odd. Then when I walked past I could see police tape stopping anyone from getting past.
"There was at least four officers and three police cars by the church and it seemed like they were talking to more on the beach but I couldn’t see from the street. All I know is something happened on the beach because I’ve not seen that many police here for a while.”
Sam Hodges, who lives on Sheerness Broadway, said: “There was loads of emergency services just lined up by the church, mainly police but there was an ambulance as well.
"People have been saying there was a body on the beach and others have said there was a fight. When I walked out later to check what had happened the police had removed the tape and everything was back to normal and no signs of any trouble.”
Three police cars were still at the scene at about 11.20am.
Police have been contacted for further information.