Arrests after gunfire in Ramsgate building

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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