Police officers have been searching an alleyway in Ramsgate this afternoon (February 26).
The alley by Dame Janet Infant School and Jackey Bakers fields has been cordoned off.
Kent Police has confirmed the search is connected to the arrest of three teenage males following an assault in Princess Margaret Avenue at around 9pm yesterday (February 25).
A man in his 40s was assaulted after speaking to a group of people. Damage to a car was also reported during the incident. The man suffered a hand injury which required treatment at hospital.
A 19-year-old man of no fixed address, a 15-year-old boy from south-east London and 18-year-old man from Canterbury were today arrested on suspicion of assault.
They were also arrested in connection with the theft of a motorbike which was reported stolen from the motorcycle parking bays in Westwood Cross at around 2.45pm yesterday.
All three people currently remain in custody while enquiries are continuing.
Officers are asking anyone who witnessed either the bike theft at 2.45pm on Tuesday, February 25 or the assault later on the same day between 8.30pm and 9pm, to call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting crime reference 46/36033/20.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org
Ramsgate is lawless. If all this violence was happening in Margate or Broadstairs there would be outrage in the council and a higher police presence, but because it’s Ramsgate neither the police or Thanet council care.
Ramsgate is fast becoming the ghetto of Thanet. Open drug dealing in Asda ramsgate car park, Ellington Park and Ramsgate high street and moped drug dealers delivering drugs quicker than a takeaway all over Ramsgate. Gangs of feral kids with antisocial behaviour down the high street and let’s not forget the now daily violent assaults.
Thanet council and the Police are neglecting Ramsgate. It’s disgusting how Ramsgate is being left behind.
Whilst Ramsgate is in the news almost daily for vicious thug attacks by youths and young adults and is getting a bad name, Margate and Cliftonville are over run with drug gangs and kids on mopeds are delivering from the back alleies of Northdown Road freely with no police prescence. Matthew Scott the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent came to Cliftonville last summer to ask what the public priorities were. We told him we wanted the drugs and knife gangs tracked down and to clean the area of their dealers who use youngsters to do the deals for them, some on scooters going back and forth all day long. But since then it’s just getting worse in the area. It is just lawless it seems.
People keep voting for Tory cuts. What did you think they would lead to?
I think there’s a lot of exaggeration in the responses to this kind of news story.