Kent

Arrests after gunfire in Ramsgate building

  • 31 August 2013
  • From the section Kent
Victoria Road, Ramsgate
Image caption Two residents of Victoria Road said they heard three gunshots

Three people have been arrested after reports of gunfire in a building in Ramsgate.

Armed officers were called to an address in Victoria Road just before 18:30 BST on Friday, Kent Police said.

A cordon was put up in the area and a police helicopter was involved in a search which lasted several hours.

The three men were arrested just before 22:00 and remain in police custody. No-one was reported as being injured, police said.

A police spokeswoman said the men had been arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply.

Les Tucker, who lives in a block of flats on Victoria Road, said: "I was watering the garden when I heard three gunshots. I saw three blokes jump into a car.

"When I was coming back out of the flats, I saw two blokes walking down the road and one was covered in a splattering of blood down the front of him."

Another resident said: "I heard two bangs which I thought were fireworks, then there was a break and then there was a third one."

Kent Police were unable to give any further details of the address or the number of shots fired.

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