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Stranded motorists at Dover given water from helicopter

A police helicopter has been sent out to help provide water to motorists stuck in the delays at Dover, as security was stepped up in the wake of the Nice attacks.

Highways England has warned drivers that they may face delays of up to 10 hours, and advised them to use a different route.

In a statement they said: "All traffic is being advised to use the M20/A20 as the A2 is at a standstill into the Port of Dover."

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Man in serious condition after attack by pack of dogs

Specialist police units attended the scene. Credit: @DoughtyJ/Twitter

A man is in a serious condition after being attacked by a pack of dogs at his home in Westerham, Kent.

Firearms officers were called to the address in Vicarage Hill after receiving a report that the man had been bitten by the bullmastiff dogs.

A Kent Police spokesman said that the injured man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and a total of five dogs were removed from the property.

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Arrests and weapons seized after violence in Dover

Police seized weapons including a knife during violent clashes in Dover. Credit: Gareth Fuller / PA Wire/PA Images

Several people have been arrested and weapons, including a knife, knuckle duster and hammers were seized, after far-right protesters clashed with anti-fascist groups at rival demonstrations in Dover.

Three men were arrested for public order offences, breaching the peace and possession of an offensive weapon.

More than 20 weapons were seized in total at Dover and the M20 services, including a lock-knife, knuckle duster, poles adapted to cause harm, pieces of wood, glass, hammers and bricks.

– Kent Police spokesperson

Earlier, Maidstone services on the M20 were closed at around 11am after several coaches believed to be taking people to the protest were damaged.

Six people were injured and two coaches had swastikas painted on them in blood. One had its windscreen smashed as rival groups clashed.

Six men aged between 25 and 53 were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

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