Large emergency services attendance to report of Margate ‘disturbance’

Emergency crews at the scene Photo Karen Chantler

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to Charlotte Square in Margate last night (August 3) to a report of a disturbance.

One resident in the street said they were woken up in the early hours by the incident and saw two undercover police cars, an ambulance, seven police cars and a fire engine at the scene.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called in 2.24am to assist the ambulance service and sent two engines but say no action was needed by their crews.

Photo Karen Chantler

The road was closed off during the incident.

Resident Karen Chantler said: “There were many police officers at scene with their shields and helmets at the ready.

“A man was refusing to come down and out the front door of the property and was sat on the ledge at the window.

“The road was closed off at 5.25am and the dog unit was still in attendance. The scene started clearing at 5.55am.”

Photo Karen Chantler

Kent Police says a man was arrested on suspicion of assault.

A police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called shortly before 11pm to a report of a disturbance at a property in Charlotte Square, Margate.

Photo Karen Chantler

“Officers attended and following enquiries, a 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken into custody.”