Police investigate report of man armed with knife in Broadstairs High Street

Emergency services

Police are investigating following reports of a man with a knife in Broadstairs High Street yesterday (June 6).

It is understood the suspect and a second man threatened staff at a High Street business and may also have been involved in an earlier incident.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called to Broadstairs High Street at 1.35pm on Sunday 6 June following a report that a man had been seen with a knife.

“Officers attended and carried out a thorough search of the area. The man was not located and enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289, quoting reference 46/96984/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or using the anonymous online form.


  1. I thought we had CCTV in the High Street and other principal thoroughfares. Mind you, most CCTV is of a very low quality. Also what the High Street that was threatened?

    • And the CCTV is only really any good if it is constantly monitored for potential, developing or occurring incidents – which I do not believe it is.

      I believe it is only looked at after an event to see if the camera happened to be pointing in the right direction when something happened.

      More by luck than good judgement if anything is recorded.

  2. All the money that was wasted on CCTV in each of Thanet’s towns and nobody looking at it. They are not even checked to see if in the right direction unless deemed a serious incident or you can tell them the time it happened. The crimes that are happening right now under these cameras just continue. The criminals know nobody is watching them.

  3. Another reason why some high streets are failing. Could say more but its to late as those who have responsibility have failed the community.

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