Armed officers attend Margate ‘disturbance’ incident and recover machete

A man has been arrested Photo Jo Murray

Armed police have attended an incident in Margate where a man was arrested and a machete recovered.

Kent Police, including armed officers and a dog unit, were called to Trinity Square at 2.20pm today (August 15) after a report of a disturbance and a man believed to be armed with a knife.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called at around 2.20pm on Monday 15 August, to a report of a man seen in the window of a property causing a disturbance and believed to be holding a knife.

“Officers attended the scene in Trinity Square, Margate, and arrested a man. A machete has been recovered and the incident is being treated as isolated.”