Officers investigating a disturbance in Folkestone in which paving slabs were allegedly thrown have charged a man with seven offences.

Kent Police was called to Cheriton Road at around 11.10pm on Monday 15 August 2022 to a report of an assault committed by a suspect who was also alleged to have acted aggressively to other members of the public.

He was also reported to have damaged property to people’s gardens including to lights, plant pots and a brick-enclosed flower bed.

Racial abuse

Riley Meadows, 18, of Freemen’s Way, Deal, was located at the scene and whilst being arrested is alleged to have racially abused another member of the public who was helping officers. He is then reported to have urinated inside a police van.

Mr Meadows has since been charged with assault, three counts of criminal damage and three public order offences, one of which was racially-aggravated.

He was remanded in custody ahead of an appearance at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 17 August.

By Ed

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