A Faversham man has appeared in court charged with assaulting two police officers in Paddock Wood.

At around 4.45pm on Tuesday 26 April 2022, patrols were called to an area of woodland near Badsell Road, following reports a man had made threats of violence.

On arriving at the scene, a suspect is alleged to have approached the officers while holding a piece of wood. He was arrested and an axe was also seized from a vehicle parked nearby.

Assault

It is further alleged the suspect assaulted two constables whilst being taken to a police station.

Izaac Aitken-Reiff, of Dunkirk Road, Faversham was later charged with two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, two public order offences, possession of a bladed article and making a grossly offensive and menacing phone call.

The 27-year-old appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 28 April where he was remanded to a hearing at Maidstone Crown Court on 26 May.

By Ed

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