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George and Dragon pub in Headcorn landlady 'won't be intimidated' after 15-man fight in High Street

A pub landlady says she won't be intimidated after a High Street brawl broke out.

Two windows were smashed at the George and Dragon in Headcorn on Saturday night after a 15-man brawl in the heart of the village.

Fighting broke out in Headcorn High Street and inside the George and Dragon pub (19033797)
Fighting broke out in Headcorn High Street and inside the George and Dragon pub (19033797)

Sarah Farrow, owner and licensee, said: "We run a very tight ship here, we've been here a long time and know how to react.

"These incidents are very rare. These men came from outside of the village and were fighting amongst themselves. Fortunately none of our customers or staff were hurt."

The brawl moved from the pub and into the High Street where Mrs Farrow says those involved were fighting in traffic.

She added: "Obviously its not nice, we love this village and the pub's our a family home. Without playing it down these things are very rare.

"The police didn't turn up right away but when they did they interviewed everyone. They were very apologetic but it it isn't their fault. It comes down to the funding they receive.

Sarah Farrow, licensee and owner of George and Dragon in Headcorn High Street (19033956)
Sarah Farrow, licensee and owner of George and Dragon in Headcorn High Street (19033956)

"What we need is a few more bobbies on the beat and a few more cars on patrol."

The pub has stayed open since the fight on Saturday and welcomed customers back for Sunday lunch the following day.

Mrs Farrow, who has been with the pub for 20 years, said: "We've had support from locals since, its been quite uplifting actually to see the lovely and kind side of people. We won't be intimidated."

No arrests have been made since.

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Officers attended and an investigation is ongoing, including reviewing CCTV and carrying out forensic analysis of samples taken from the scene."

Ten people including door staff and punters were injured after fighting broke out at The Farm House, West Malling in August.

At the time doorman Dennis Tree told the Kent Messenger Maidstone, Headcorn and West Malling were all getting more violent.

He said: "Unless police sort it out someone will get killed. I’ve been bottled, knocked out and hit about, there is no respect any more. People have been sliced open, it’s shocking.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kent Police on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/191832/19.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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