A third man has been charged after police officers were assaulted in Maidstone.

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.

Arrest 

A man of no fixed address, was arrested on Tuesday 9 November after he attended Maidstone police station. The, man 49, was charged with actual bodily harm and at Medway Magistrates’ Court was conditionally bailed to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on 7 December.

Two other men were previously arrested in East Malling on Monday 8 November.

A man from Maidstone was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to resist arrest, escaping lawful custody and actual bodily harm. A man from East Malling was charged with two counts of actual bodily harm.

The men, both aged 24, were remanded and will next appear at Maidstone Crown Court on 7 December.

Can you help?

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.

A 19-year-old woman from Maidstone, and a 48-year-old man from East Malling were also arrested in connection with the incident. Both have been released pending further investigation.

By Ed

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