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Kent Police were called to Burgate following a report of a fracas involving two groups of people at 6.30pm on Sunday 28 August 2022.

It is reported that one group had been inside Wetherspoons’ The Thomas Ingoldsby pub and an argument had started with another group outside the pub as they left.

Members of the two groups then assaulted each other, with a man suffering head injuries which required hospital treatment. Five people were arrested.

Numerous arrests

A 32-year-old man from the Ashford area and a 29-year-old man from the Maidstone area were both arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and have since been bailed.

A 28-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman, both from the Canterbury area, were each arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. The man has been bailed and the woman has been released under investigation.

A 25-year-old woman from the Herne Bay area was also arrested on suspicion of affray and has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Canterbury District Commander Chief Inspector Mark Hedges said: ‘We are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding this concerning incident.

‘I urge anyone who may have witnessed what happened, who has mobile phone or dashcam footage, or anyone with any information, to contact detectives as soon as possible so we can bring those responsible to justice.’

Anyone with information is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/168092/22.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form.

By Ed

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