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Sittingbourne arrests after report of man 'with machete' in town centre


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Two people have been arrested and a man remains in hospital after a report of a man 'with a machete'.

Kent Police was called just after 8pm on Friday to Station Street, Sittingbourne.

Police were called to Station Street, Sittingbourne. Picture: Google
Police were called to Station Street, Sittingbourne. Picture: Google

Officers were called to "an affray involving two men". One man suffered injuries to his head and face and was taken to hospital.

One witness said he saw a man with a machete.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Following the incident one of the men, aged 29, was said to have been seen in possession of a knife.

"Officers attended and arrested this suspect at 8.39pm. He was taken to a hospital with head and facial injuries. He remains in hospital."

A second man, aged 37, also believed to have been involved in the affray, was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

He was later bailed pending further enquiries.

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