Two men have been charged after police officers were assaulted in a Maidstone car park.

The incident happened in a Medway Street car park at around 11.40pm on Saturday 6 November 2021, after a police patrol stopped to speak to two men and a woman.

It is reported the two officers were then assaulted by all three members of the group and also a further man who arrived at the scene.

Both officers were injured, with one suffering facial bruising and the other sustaining a cut to an arm and a tear to his ear that required hospital treatment.

Arrests

On Monday 8 November, two men aged 24, were arrested in East Malling.

The following day a man from Maidstone was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to resist arrest, escaping lawful custody and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

A man from East Malling was charged with two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Both men appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 9 November where they were remanded to Maidstone Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.

Appeal

Detectives are continuing to urge witnesses to the incident, or anybody with information that may assist the investigation, to call the appeal line on 01622 604100, quoting crime reference 46/225893/21. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form on their website.

Kent Police report that a 49-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, both from Maidstone, and a 48-year-old man from East Malling were also arrested in connection with the incident. The 49-year-old remains in custody while the other two have been released pending further investigation.

By Ed

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