Police called to disturbance involving teens ‘with iron bars’ at Dane Park

Police and ambulance in attendance at Dane Park

At least two youngsters were assaulted with one suffering injuries to his face and arm during a disturbance in Dane Park, Margate, this week.

Police were called to the park to reports of a fracas involving a large group of teenagers, some said to have been armed with iron bars, on June 5.

A Kent Police spokesperson said: “Kent Police was called at 6.34pm on Wednesday 5 June to a report of a disturbance involving a group of teenagers in Dane Park, Park Crescent Road, Margate.

“Officers attended and the group dispersed. A report was made that a boy, who was not found at the scene and who has not come forward to police, had been assaulted.

“It was later reported that a second boy had been assaulted and had received injuries to his arm and face.

“Enquiries to establish the full circumstances, including reviewing CCTV and speaking to witnesses, are ongoing.”

Anyone with relevant information to assist the investigation should contact Kent Police quoting 05-1196.

The incident is the latest of a number of disturbances reported at the park. Last month three teenagers were arrested following reports that groups of youngsters in Dane Park were possibly carrying weapons.

The arrests came after reports of continuous anti-social behaviour and two days after a reported assault by youths at the park in Margate.

Kent Police is also reviewing a complaint in relation to that incident that one teen was taken to the ground after being kneed in the stomach by an officer, which was caught on video here

That disturbance occurred despite police putting a dispersal order in place on May 5 to run 48 hours to give officers extra powers to move people on.