Police confirm arrests following armed police raid at Trove Court

Officers by Trove Court Photo Stefan Costen

Police have confirmed two arrests were made in Ramsgate’s Newcastle Hill tonight (August 15) with one of those being in connection with reports of a man with a weapon in Newington this morning.

Officers, armed police and a dog unit attended Trove Court tower block in Newcastle Hill at 9pm and arrested a man.

One witness said: “Armed police arrived with blue lights and got all their equipment out. A man turned up and they aimed guns and a taser at him and made him go down to floor, They arrested him and had a dog doing a search under the cars.”

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Officers, including armed officers, in the area of Newcastle Hill, Ramsgate, arrested a man at around 9pm in connection with an earlier report.

The report was received at 11.53am and stated a man had been seen with a weapon and verbally threatened another man who was known to him.

He remains in custody as enquiries continue.”

Photo Michael Leverett

The earlier report resulted in armed teams entering a house in Newington and surrounding a property in King Street, near to the Deal Cutter pub.

Police were also called at 7.42pm to a report that a woman had been assaulted at a property in the Newcastle Hill area.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and he remains in custody as enquiries continue.