A suspect has been charged with a firearms offence following an incident in Herne Bay.

Kent Police was called to Mortimer Street at 5.50pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022 following a report that a man had been seen with a weapon. Officers attended and a man was arrested.

Luke Burch, of Mortimer Street, Herne Bay, has since been charged with possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

The 34-year-old is also charged with criminal damage in relation to damage caused to a cell at Margate Police Station.

Mr Burch appeared before Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 28 April and was bailed to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on Monday 30 May.

By Ed

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