Man 'seen with weapons on balcony' arrested in Kent on suspicion of firearms offences

Police have arrested a man in his 30s in Kent on suspicion of firearms offences after members of the public reported seeing a man on a balcony with weapons.

Kent Police, armed officers and a helicopter were called to Dock Head Road in Chatham at 8.35am this morning (22nd).

Video footage taken at the scene appears to show a man on a balcony at a flat brandishing a weapon, before the sound of shots being fired was heard.

  • Watch: Video footage courtesy of Liam Wren

Patrols have located four suspected imitation firearms as part of their enquiries.

Kent Police was called at 8.35am on Wednesday 22 April 2020 to a disturbance at a flat on Dock Head Road, Chatham. Members of the public reported seeing a man on a balcony with weapons and patrols, including armed officers, attended the scene. The police helicopter was also deployed and a man in 30s has now been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences. Patrols remain at the scene where officers have located four suspected imitation firearms as part of their enquiries."

Kent Police

Witnesses or anyone with video footage of the incident are urged to call the appeal line on 01634 792209 quoting reference 22-0182.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org