Man arrested following disturbance at Margate car park

A man has been arrested

Police have arrested a man following a disturbance at a Traveller encampment on the council-owned car park by Dreamland in Margate today (July 6).

Kent Police was called to a report of the disturbance at 1.20pm.

Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and a woman was taken to hospital for treatment.

A man is his 30s was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody while enquiries continue.


  1. Not much point making comments, about these people called travellers, they keep stopping. Trouble and rubbish everywhere. They abide by no rules, or laws.

    I bet they don’t even receive parking tickets for parking at Dreamland, yet you or I would.

    • These people I think you said all you needed to in those two words. Travellers just want too continued their heritage and there is a clear need to provide a permanent pitch for them to stay legally. You like most that comment on your way obviously have either short memories or funny read articles. The facts are they ask everytime for bins but every time the council refuses them so is it their fault that rubbish is left?

      They even tried to buy land to turn into their own legal site but that was blocked by the council and the locals.

      Travellers need to be supported and helped with s legal pitch not vilified.

      • Perhaps you should have visited the Turner Centre car park, approximately 2 – 3 weeks ago, and witness the rubbish strewn everywhere from them.

        They are not villains, have you checked each vehicle, to investigate whether they have paid to park? I suspect we already know the answer to that.

      • Swithin – you are talking absolute nonsense throughout.

        If travellers want to continue their heritage – ie travelling – then why do they want a permanent site. That is an oxymoron.

        TDC has not refused to provide bins. Despite the fact that there are already a number of bins in the car park, TDC has provided two additional 1,100 litre refuse bins.

        In additionally, TDC has provided two Portaloos.

        All these facilities have been provided for the last three months at a cost to the Council Tax – a tax that I assume you are paying but the “travellers” are not. I hope you are satisfied that your money is being well spent.

      • What heritage is that exactly? Intimidating the public with a torrent of foul mouthed abuse & threats of violence as anywhere they park they then consider to be their property? Crapping everywhere,dumping their rubbish & leaving it when they depart? Knocking on doors making up imaginary roof repairs to con people-usually pensioners out of money? If they actually behaved like decent human beings they would find the public supporting them. Cllr Taylor has provided bags for them to put their rubbish in-but the majority choose to dump it on the grass instead.

      • I believe it’s because wherever they rock up to, they wreck the area….like in Dane Valley where they drove quad bikes over the grass and tire it up….and leave all their rubbish and debris in their wake. It’s hard for residents to accept such behaviours.

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