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Two people taken to hospital following Sheerness assault

A man and a woman are in hospital after a violent town centre incident this evening.

Emergency services flooded into Sheerness at just after 5pm following reports that a number of people were fighting.

The man is said to have been assaulted in Bridge Road - yards from the High Street.

The incident reportedly happened in Bridge Road, Sheerness (pic: Google)
The incident reportedly happened in Bridge Road, Sheerness (pic: Google)

It is unclear exactly what injuries the woman sustained, but earlier reports suggested a girl was smashed in the face with a glass bottle.

Facebook users have described chaotic scenes in the town as police dealt with the situation.

One wrote: "Police have sealed of the pathway from beach street to passed the pub the goat there was police on patrol and who I could assume was a police photographer taking photos of the pavement outside the pub, across the road from the pub was a stretcher on the pavement didn't look to close but it seemed to be empty (sic)".

Another person commented: "There was a lady in town and her face was covered in blood."

Officers have cordoned off an area of Sheerness High Street following the violent incident, which happened at just after 5pm.

Trains from Sheerness were also stopped as officers attempted to locate a suspect.

A police spokesman said: "Officers and South East Coast Ambulance Service attended and one man has been taken to hospital with reported minor injuries.

"Enquiries are on-going and officers remain at the scene."

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