Man charged with Minster Holiday Inn Express damage, threats to staff, police officer assaults and racial abuse

Holiday Inn Express Minster (image google maps)

A suspect has been charged with multiple offence, including assaulting police officers,s following an incident in which staff were threatened and damage was caused at a Minster hotel.

Kent Police was called to the Holiday Inn Express in Mount Pleasant  just after 4pm on January 28, where officers arrested a man after threats were made towards hotel staff. Damage had been caused to bathroom tiles along with signs and computer screens in the hotel’s reception area.

During the arrest, a number of officers reported being assaulted and damage was also caused to a police cell.

Lewis Lonergan, 24, of no fixed address, was charged with two counts of criminal damage, four counts of assaulting an emergency worker and three counts of threatening and abusive behaviour, one of which was deemed racially aggravated.

Mr Lonergan appeared at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court yesterday (January 31) and was remanded in custody until his next hearing at Canterbury Crown Court on 28 February.


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