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Six more arrests following ‘violent disturbance’ in Sheerness

Six more people, including teenager, have been arrested following a “violent disturbance” in Sheerness.

The incident, involving 10-15 people, happened in the high street near the junction of Beach Street at around 8.30pm on Saturday, May 4.

Yesterday, The Canterbury Hub reported that three people had been arrested following the incident, which did not result in any reported injuries.

Now, officers have confirmed the latests suspects, four men, a woman and a teenage girl, were detained yesterday.

They are all Sheerness residents and have been bailed to return to the police station, pending further investigation.

The District Commander for Swale, Chief Inspector Diane Middlemiss, said: “We have now arrested a total of nine people in connection with the disturbance reported in Sheerness town centre last weekend.

“Incidents of violence and disorderly behaviour are completely unacceptable and have a detrimental impact on law-abiding residents and local businesses. We will be relentless in our efforts to track down those responsible.

“Our investigators are continuing to urge witnesses who have not yet spoken to the police, and anybody who recorded footage of the incident to contact the appeal line.”

The police are still inquiring for further information or videos which can be sent to their online portal.

Or you can call 01795 419119 quoting case reference 46/XY/13477/24.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website.