Police investigation after knives confiscated from group of children in Ramsgate

The knives were taken from youngsters in Boundary Park

Police are investigating after  three knives were confiscated from a group of children in Ramsgate.

The youngsters, said to be aged between eight and 12, were reported to have been intimidating another child in Boundary Park on Sunday (August 28) when a member of the public stepped in. They then discovered the knives and took them off the group.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “Kent Police received a call at 5.15pm on Sunday 27 August to Hereson Road, Ramgate, after members of the public reported taking three knives from a group of children in Boundary Park.

“Officers attended and enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”

There have been nine possession of weapon incidents recorded for East Cliff ward, which covers Boundary Park, this year up until the end of June, according to police crime statistics. Between July 2017 and December 2017 there were 2 reported incidents.

The highest number of recorded offensive weapon incidents for January to the end of June, 2018, were in Margate central with 11, followed by Eastcliff and Cliftonville West both with 9.

Anyone with information about the Boundary Park incident is asked to phone Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference number 27-0939.  Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111.

Offensive weapon incidents recorded January 1 – June 30, 2018, by ward

Beacon (Broadstairs) 4

Birchington north 1

Birchington south 1

Bradstowe (Broadstairs) 0

Central Harbour (Ramsgate) 7

Cliffsend & Pegwell 0

Cliftonville east 2

Cliftonville west 9

Dane Valley (Margate) 3

Garlinge 4

Kingsgate 0

Margate central 11

Nethercourt (Ramsgate) 0

Newington (Ramsgate) 4

Northwood (Ramsgate/Broadstairs) 8

Salmestone (Margate) 3

Sir Moses Montifiore (Ramsgate/Broadstairs) 2

St Peters 2

Thanet villages 2

Viking (Broadstairs) 0

Westbrook 7

Westgate 2